Ask the Experts Teleconference Series: Lupus in Minority Populations
Lupus in Minority Populations
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, a multi-organ system autoimmune disease, has been shown to affect ethnic minorities more frequently and more severely than other populations. Minorities are 3-4 times more likely to develop SLE and twice as likely to experience severe manifestation such as kidney disease. Finding personalized approaches to treating minority patients starts with quality research. In our talk with Dr. Ashira Blazer, an academic rheumatologist at NYU Langone Hospital, we will explore the presumed causes and contributors to disparities in SLE, future directions in management, and tools to help even the most vulnerable patients live well.
Dr. Ashira Blazer, Instructor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, NYU Langone Health and NYU School of Medicine, New York
September 25, 2019