Prediction of Paediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients Using Machine Learning




Neural Network, Support Vector Machine, PLSE


Paediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE) is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks its own tissues, leading to organ damage. Advances in medical technology and the integration of artificial intelligence have significantly reduced the mortality rate of pSLE patients and improved their quality of life. Various studies have explored the link between environmental pollution and pSLE, utilizing machine learning to identify common gene expressions associated with the disease. However, the application of machine learning, particularly neural networks, to predict the status of pSLE patients over different timeframes remains underexplored. This study aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of  support vector machines (SVMs) and neural networks in predicting the status of pSLE patients. Results show that without SMOTE balancing, both SVMs and neural networks achieved an accuracy of 68.09%, while neural networks achieved the highest accuracy of 77.78% after SMOTE balancing. Healthcare stakeholders can employ these machine learning techniques to provide early insights into patients' future health status based on their current condition, thereby improving patient outcomes.


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Ponnusamy RR, Cheak LC, Ling ECW, Chin LS. Prediction of Paediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients Using Machine Learning. EAI Endorsed Trans Perv Health Tech [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 24 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];10. Available from: