Feb. 15, 2011

Racial and Gender Differences in Lupus Epidemiology

Lupus is more common in women and people of color, especially African Americans. However, previous epidemiology studies on lupus have had limitations. The Lupus Foundation of America advocated for funds to establish population based registries as part of a national epidemiological study on lupus. Dr. Joseph McCune of the University of Michigan is the lead investigator in Michigan to identity every case of lupus in Wayne County, as part of a broader effort to determine the national incidence and prevalence of lupus. In this video he discusses some preliminary data and how this study contributes to advancing lupus research and treatment.

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