The global burden of SLE: prevalence, health disparities and socioeconomic impact

@article{Carter2016TheGB,
  title={The global burden of SLE: prevalence, health disparities and socioeconomic impact},
  author={Erin Elizabeth Carter and S. Ghoumrassi Barr and Ann E. Clarke},
  journal={Nature Reviews Rheumatology},
  year={2016},
  volume={12},
  pages={605-620}
}
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease that can potentially lead to serious organ complications and even death. Its global burden — in terms of incidence and prevalence, differential impact on populations, economic costs and capacity to compromise health-related quality of life — remains incompletely understood. The reported worldwide incidence and prevalence of SLE vary considerably; this variation is probably attributable to a variety of factors, including… CONTINUE READING
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