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Table 1 Patient Characteristics

From: Acute and late toxicities of radiotherapy for patients with discoid lupus erythematosus: a retrospective case-control study

Characteristic DLE (n = 12)* Controls (n = 30)
Female sex, No. of patients (%) 6 (50) 10 (33)
Race, white, No. of patients (%) 12 (100) 30 (100)
Age, median (range), y   
At radiotherapy 69 (55-82) 65 (51-86)
At initial DLE symptoms 47 (9-79) -
At DLE diagnosis 45 (11-79) -
DLE diagnosis   
Established before radiotherapy, No. of patients (%) 9 (75) -
Established after radiotherapy, No. of patients (%) 3 (25) --
Time between DLE diagnosis and radiotherapy, median (range), y   --
Diagnosis first 9.0 (2.2-27.0) -
Radiotherapy first 3.1 (1.7-6.3) -
American College of Rheumatology systemic lupus erythematosus characteristic, No. of patients (%)   
Discoid rash 12 (100) -
Photosensitivity 9 (75) -
Primary tumor location, No. of patients (%)   
Prostate 4 (33) 8 (26)
Breast 2 (17) 4 (13)
Lung 2 (17) 8 (26)
Oral 2 (16) 6 (20)
Anus 1 (8) 2 (6)
Bladder 1 (8) 2 (6)
  1. Abbreviation: DLE, discoid lupus erythematosus
  2. * 1 patient received 2 treatment courses and 1 patient received 3 treatment courses