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Table 1 Sustained improvement at 12 and 60 months

From: Prolonged improvement of childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus following systematic administration of rituximab and cyclophosphamide

  Month 0 Month 12 Month 60
Prednisone (mg/day) 29.7 ± 24 12.7 ± 4.1# 7.0 ± 2.5*
C3 (mg/ml) 55.5 ± 27 113 ± 32** 107.5 ± 36**
ESR (mm/hr) 42.3 ± 27 17.8 ± 22* 11.8 ± 12**
Hb (gms/dl) 11.3 ± 1.8 12.1 ± 1.7# 13.2 ± 1.4#
SLEDAI 10.10 ± 5.9 1.0 ± 1.8* 0*
IgG (mgs/ml) 1272 ± 526 819 ± 200* 977 ± 505*
IgM (mgs/ml) 107 ± 52 45 ± 24* 51 ± 28#
  1. All values represent mean ±1 Standard deviation.
  2. #p<0.05 *p<0.005 **p<0.001.