Table 3

Reason for hospitalisation among individuals with SLE in 2005 and 2013

Year N=number of admissions2005 N=1782013 N=86
Infection, N (%)71 (39.9)27 (31.4)
Lupus flare, N (%)17 (9.6)7 (8.1)
Neurological, N (%)10 (5.6)2 (2.3)
Pulmonic, N (%)13 (7.3)7 (8.1)
Cardiac, N (%)10 (5.6)9 (10.5)
Bleed, N (%)9 (5.1)5 (5.8)
Cancer, N (%)9 (5.1)1 (1.2)
Renal, N (%)11 (6.2)5 (5.8)
Labour, N (%)5 (2.8)4 (4.7)
Fracture, N (%)6 (3.4)0 (0)
Avascular necrosis, N (%)3 (1.7)2 (2.3)
Thrombosis, N (%)3 (1.7)2 (2.3)
Haematological, N (%)4 (2.2)1 (1.2)
Diabetes mellitus, N (%)0 (0)1 (1.2)
Other, N (%)35 (19.7)18 (20.9)
  • Individual patients can have more than one diagnosis requiring hospitalisation. The change in relative rate of events was not statistically significant for any reason for hospitalisation.