Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the patients at diagnosis

From: Sneddon syndrome: a comprehensive clinical review of 53 patients

Characteristic Value (N = 53)
N (%) Median (range)
Demographic data  
 Female 42 (79)
 Age at onset of first vascular event (years) 36.0 (16.0–55.0)
 Age at diagnosis (years) 40.0 (21.0–63.0)
Cardiovascular risk factors  
 Hypertension 32 (60)
 Smoking 42 (79)
 Diabetes mellitus 0 (0)
 Overweight 20 (39)
 Dyslipidaemia 23 (43)
 Hyperhomocysteinaemiaa 17 (43)
 Atrial fibrillation 0 (0)
 Usage of oestrogen containing medicationa 11 (24)
 Positive family history of cardiovascular disorders 18 (35)
  ≥ 3 Cardiovascular risk factors 34 (64)
  ≥ 4 Cardiovascular risk factors 24 (45)
  1. aData on the presence of hyperhomocysteinaemia and usage of oestrogen-containing medication was missing in 13 and 7 patients, respectively