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Table 2 Categorization of relatives of pediatric SLE subjects affected by specific ADs

From: Patterns and influence of familial autoimmunity in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus

Relative with AD SLE (n = 18) Thyroid (n = 10) Psoriasis (n = 4) MCTD (n = 3) RA (n = 5) MS (n = 2) SA (n = 1) Vitiligo (n = 1) IDDM (n = 1)
Mother 5 7 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Father 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sister 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Brother 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grandmother 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Aunt 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Uncle 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
Cousin 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. *n = number of relatives of subjects affected by a specific AD.
  2. *Thyroid = thyroid disease, MCTD = mixed connective tissue disease, RA = rheumatoid arthritis, MS = multiple sclerosis, SA = spondyloarthropathy, IDDM = insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.