Sociodemographic associations with early disease damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

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OBJECTIVE To examine the extent of organ damage among recently diagnosed patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and to assess the association between sociodemographic variables and total damage and organ-specific damage scores. METHODS We evaluated damage in 132 patients with SLE (70 African Americans and 62 whites), 2-6 years (median 4 years… (More)

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@article{Cooper2007SociodemographicAW, title={Sociodemographic associations with early disease damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.}, author={G. S. Cooper and Edward L. Treadwell and E William St Clair and Gary S. Gilkeson and Mary Anne Dooley}, journal={Arthritis and rheumatism}, year={2007}, volume={57 6}, pages={993-9} }