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Table 2 Treatment Course Characteristics

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

Characteristic DLE (n = 15) Controls (n = 30)
Intent of treatment, No. of treatments (%)   
Curative 12 (80) 24 (80)
Palliative 3 (20) 6 (20)
Anatomic target of radiotherapy, No. of treatments (%)   
Head and neck 3 (20) 6 (20)
Prostate 3 (20) 6 (20)
Breast 2 (13) 4 (13)
Thorax 2 (13) 4 (13)
Spine 2 (13) 4 (13)
Bladder 1 (7) 2 (7)
Brain 1 (7) 2 (7)
Pelvis 1 (7) 2 (7)
Radiotherapy technique, No. of treatments (%)   
External beam radiotherapy, 2-dimensional 13 (87) 28 (93)
External beam radiotherapy, 3-dimensional 1 (7) 0 (0)
Iodine brachytherapy 1 (7) 2 (7)
Radiotherapy dose, median (range)   
Dose per fraction, Gy 2.0 (1.2-8.0) 2.0 (1.6-4.0)
No. of fractions 28 (1-50) 30 (2-42))
Total dose, Gy 52.8 (8.0-66.0) 58.8 (8.0-66.6)
Biologically equivalent dose, Gy, median (range)   
Gy3 31.8 (18.2-45.5) 39.5 (24.3-45.5)
Gy10 19 (5.6-13.9) 12.3 (3.3-16.7)
Chemotherapy before or after 60 d of radiotherapy   
No 12 (80) 23 (76)
Yes 3 (20) 7 (24)
Surgery before or after 60 d of radiotherapy   
No 12 (80) 23 (76)
Yes 3 (20) 7 (24)
  1. Abbreviation: DLE, discoid lupus erythematosus