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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study patients

From: MEST-C pathological score and long-term outcomes of child and adult patients with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis

 Child
(n = 113)
Adult
(n = 100)
Age (years)9.2 ± 3.638.6 ± 18.3
Female (%)46.040.0
Body mass index (kg/m2)18.6 ± 3.723.3 ± 3.3
Diabetes mellitus (%)08.1
Hypertension (%)2.38.1
Laboratory findings
 WBC (×103/μL)10.2 (7.4–12.7)7.5 (5.9–9.7)
 Hemoglobin (g/dL)12.6 (11.3–13.4)12.9 (10.7–14.0)
 BUN (mg/dL)12 (10–15)14 (11–20)
 Creatinine (mg/dL)0.60 (0.45–0.80)1.00 (0.80–1.24)
 eGFR (mL/min/1.73 m2)111.4 (82.4–142.7)94.6 (59.5–108.8)
 Cholesterol (mg/dL)219 (182–262)177 (150–202)
 Proteinuria (%)
  – or ±16.817.0
  1+5.313.0
  2+23.035.0
  ≥ 3+54.935.0
 Hematuria (%)
  – or ±8.811.0
  1+8.013.0
  2+23.919.0
  ≥ 3+59.357.0
Treatment (%)a
 ACEi/ARB96.559.7
 Steroid82.654.8
 Cytotoxic agents43.06.5
  1. Data are presented as proportion or mean ± standard deviation or median (interquartile range)
  2. WBC white blood cells, BUN blood urea nitrogen, eGFR estimated glomerular filtration, ACEi angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, ARB aldosterone II receptor blocker
  3. aNot available in 27 child and 38 adult patients
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