Tribal and geographical variations of lupus in the Sultanate of Oman: a hospital-based study

@article{Maini2001TribalAG,
  title={Tribal and geographical variations of lupus in the Sultanate of Oman: a hospital-based study},
  author={Al M. Maini and El-Nour El-Ageb and Ahmed Al-Shukaily and Suhaila Al-wahaibi and Elizabeth R Richens},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2001},
  volume={21},
  pages={141-145}
}
Tribal differences are demonstrated in the presentation of lupus in Omani Gulf Arabs (OGA) and Omani Arabs of Persian descent (OAP), both groups resident in and indigenous to the Sultanate of Oman. The OAP have a lower risk of joint complications, skin rash, and dsDNA antibodies than OGA (β coefficient and 95% confidence interval [CI], –35.6, –16.4, and –2.31 and –38.05 to –33.06, –19.49 to –13.3, and –4.1 to –0.6, respectively). The OGA have higher levels of IgG isotype APL antibodies than OAP… CONTINUE READING