Nov. 08, 2011

Study Finds Black Women Have Higher Incidence of Lupus than Previously Known

The Georgia Lupus Registry was designed to more accurately estimate the incidence and prevalence of lupus for blacks and whites in the two counties in and around the city of Atlanta.  In this podcast, lead investigator Dr. Sam Lim of Emery University School of Medicine discusses the preliminary results that were presented during the 2011 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting.  Advocacy efforts by the Lupus Foundation of America was responsible for securing funding for this registry and several others as part of an effort to more accurately determine the true incidence and prevalence of lupus and its burden of disease.  

Presenter: S. Sam Lim, MD, MPH

Presentation date: November 8, 2011

Length: Six minutes