Studies reveal socioeconomic and racial disparities in lupus

Two new studies have uncovered socioeconomic disparities related to the health of patients with lupus. A study in Arthritis Rheumatology found a link between poverty and worse disease-associated medical complications over time, and a study in Arthritis Care Research discovered that the frequency of adverse pregnancy outcomes in Black and Hispanic patients with lupus is higher than that in White women with the disease.

To estimate the effect of on damage to organ systems in patients with , Edward Yelin, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco, and his colleagues followed 783 patients from 2003 to 2015 through annual interviews. Respondents were categorized in each year by whether they

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