Differences between male and female systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic population.

@article{Tan2012DifferencesBM,
  title={Differences between male and female systemic lupus erythematosus in a multiethnic population.},
  author={Tze Chin Tan and Hong Fang and Laurence S. Magder and Michelle Petri},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={759-69}
}
OBJECTIVE Male patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are thought to be similar to female patients with SLE, but key clinical characteristics may differ. Comparisons were made between male and female patients with SLE in the Hopkins Lupus Cohort. METHODS A total of 1979 patients in the Hopkins Lupus Cohort were included in the analysis. RESULTS The cohort consisted of 157 men (66.2% white, 33.8% African American) and 1822 women (59.8% white, 40.2% African American). The mean… CONTINUE READING
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