Racial disparity seen with lupus-related deaths

Mortality from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is significantly higher among blacks, according to research published in the May 10 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

S. Sam Lim, M.D., from Emory University in Atlanta, and colleagues analyzed data from the population-based Georgia Lupus Registry (2002 to 2004). Incident and prevalent SLE cases were matched to the National Death Index through 2016.

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