Impact of race and ethnicity in the course and outcome of systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Gonzlez2014ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of race and ethnicity in the course and outcome of systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Luis Alonso Gonz{\'a}lez and Sergio M A Toloza and Graciela S Alarc{\'o}n},
  journal={Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={433-54, vii-viii}
}
Genetic factors seem to play a more important role early in the course of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), whereas nongenetic factors seem to play a more important role over the course of the disease. SLE is more frequent with less favorable outcomes in nonwhite populations. To overcome these differences and reduce the immediate-term, mediate-term, and long-term impact of SLE among disadvantaged populations, it is essential to increase disease awareness, to improve access to health care and… CONTINUE READING