Correlation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI) with serum uric acid level in lupus patients

Zeraati, Abbasali and shariati sarabi, Zhaleh and Davoodabadi Farahani, Amir and mirfeyzi, Zahra (2014) Correlation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI) with serum uric acid level in lupus patients. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 57 (7). pp. 835-840.

MJMS_Volume 57_Issue 7_Pages 835-840.pdf

Download (399kB) | Preview
Official URL:


Introduction: Systemic lupus erythematosus is a common rheumatologic disease. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI) is a valuable and reliable scoring for lupus activity. Always clinical and paraclinical findings in SLEDAI don�t answer with disease progression ,and also some factors including ESR, CRP, Anti-dsDNA and complements may be increased in non-active disease. Therefore, we decided to assess serum uric acid level as an index of disease activity. Materials and Methods: This cross- sectional study was carried out on lupus patients that referred to the rheumatology clinic of Imam Reza hospital in Mashhad. Serum uric acid level, Anti-dsDNA, ESR, C3 and C4 were measured with standard methods and SLEDAI determined for all patients. Pearson�s correlation coefficient ranking was used to evaluate the relation of serum uric acid level with SLEDAI and Anti-dsDNA. Results: In this study, 82 patients (76 females and 6 males) with an average age of 32.02 ± 9.29years and mean disease duration of 4.49± 4.68 years were studied. Serum uric acid levels correlated directly and significantly with SLEDAI (P=0.001, r=0.35), Anti-dsDNA(P=0.0001, r=0.54), and ESR (P=0.001, r=0.41). Serum uric acid levels had indirect and significant correlation with C3 (P=0.04, r=-0.22), and C4 levels (P=0.02, r=-0.25). Conclusion: Our study demonstrated that high serum uric acid levels were correlated with lupus disease activity. Nevertheless, application of serum uric acid level, as an index of lupus disease activity, needed more studies. Acknowledgement: This research financial supported by Research Council of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and this manuscript is the results of thesis by Dr. Davoodabadi with approval number 901138

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mjmums mjmums
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 14:33
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 14:33

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item