Black Women Develop Lupus at Younger Age with More Life-Threatening Complications

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Black Women Develop Lupus at Younger Age with More Life-Threatening Complications

 

The research results are based on data from the Michigan and Georgia Lupus Registries.

“Black women had very high rates of lupus, with an incidence rate in Georgia nearly three times higher than that for white women, with significantly high rates in the 30-39 age group,” said Georgia principal investigator, S. Sam Lim, MD, MPH, Emory University, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Atlanta, Georgia. “These are young women in the prime of their careers, family and fertility. This means a severely compromised future, with a disease that waxes and wanes, affecting every aspect of daily living for the rest of their lives.”

Here is a link to the article: https://www.lupus.org/news/black-women-develop-lupus-at-younger-age-with-more-lifethreatening-complications.

Read more about the experience of living with systemic lupus from ARxC Executive Director, Dorothy Leone Glasser, at http://www.advocatesforresponsiblecare.org/who-we-are/board-members/dorothy-leone-glasser-rn-hhc