Objective: investigate whether the risk of interstitial cystitis increases among the patients with systemic lupus erythematosus..
This was a nationwide population-based cohort study. Data were obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. Women aged >18 years newly diagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus during 2001-2008 were identified as the control group. The comparison included individuals randomly selected from the National Health Insurance Research Database in the year of 2000, by matching one systemic lupus erythematosus participant with eight non-systemic lupus erythematosus participants with sex and age. These participants were followed up until being diagnosed as interstitial cystitis, or the end of 2011.
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