Independent associations of lymphopenia and neutropenia in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a longitudinal, multinational study.

The prevalence and associations of leucopenia in SLE remain incompletely understood. We evaluated associations of disease activity and medication use with leucopenia (lymphopenia and neutropenia) in a multinational, prospectively followed SLE cohort.Data from the Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration cohort, in which disease activity and medications were prospectively captured from 2013-18, were used. Predictors of lymphopenia (lymphocyte count 



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Authors: Rangi Kandane-Rathnayake, Worawit Louthrenoo, Vera Golder, Shue-Fen Luo, Yeong-Jian J Wu, Aisha Lateef, Jiacai Cho, Zhanguo Li, Yuan An, Laniyati Hamijoyo, Sandra Navarra, Leonid Zamora, Yasuhiro Katsumata, Masayoshi Harigai, Sargunan Sockalingam, Madelynn Chan, Yi-Hsing Chen, Sean O'Neill, Fiona Goldblatt, Yanjie Hao, Zhuoli Zhang, Jun Kikuchi, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Chak Sing Lau, Mandana Nikpour, Eric Morand, Alberta Hoi, Asia Pacific Lupus Collaboration