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Table 3 Incidence of amenorrhea in SLE patients in each age and treatment group

From: Association between low-dose pulsed intravenous cyclophosphamide therapy and amenorrhea in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: A case-control study

  With amenorrhea Without amenorrhea p* OR (95% CI)
  n = 26 n = 36   
Age < 40 years old     
   IVCY group 11 (42%) 10 (28%) 0.03 4.4 (1.3-15.2)
   Steroid group 6 (23%) 24 (67%) - -
Age ≥ 40 years old     
   IVCY group 6 (23%) 2 (6%) 1.00 -
   Steroid group 3 (12%) 0 (0%) - -
  1. *p values were determined by Fisher's exact test.
  2. Patients with SLE were divided into 2 groups: those who received low-dose IVCY plus high-dose glucocorticoids (IVCY group) and those who received high-dose glucocorticoids alone (steroid group).
  3. IVCY intravenous cyclophosphamide, SLE systemic lupus erythematosus, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval.