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Development of the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration cohort

Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake, Vera Golder, Worawit Louthrenoo, Shue-Fen Luo, Yeong-Jian Jan Wu, Zhanguo Li, Yuan An, Aisha Lateef, Sargunan Sockalingam, Sandra V Navarra, Leonid Zamora, Laniyati Hamijoyo, Yasuhiro Katsumata, Masayoshi Harigai, Madelynn Chan, Sean O'Neill, Fiona Goldblatt, Yanjie Hao, Zhuoli Zhang, Jamal Al-Saleh Show all

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this manuscript is to describe the development of the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration (APLC) cohort. METHOD: The APLC cohort is an ongoing, prospective longitudinal cohort. Adult patients who meet either the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Modified Classification Criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) Classification Criteria, and provide informed consent are recruited into the cohort. Patients are routinely followed up at 3- to 6-monthly intervals. Information on demographics, clinical manifestations, treatment, pathology results, outcomes, and patient-reported quality of life (Short-form 36 v..

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