Ninety percent of all people with lupus are female. No one knows for sure why lupus is so much more common in women. Little investigation into the etiology, pathogenesis or therapeutic options for male lupus has occurred or is ongoing. With the support of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation in memory of Michael Jon Barlin, the Lupus Foundation of America established a research initiative to support basic and clinical high-quality, original research related to developing further understanding lupus in males.
Bruce Richardson, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine
University of Michigan Genetic/Epigenetic Modeling of Male Lupus Risk