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Article: Lupus in Hong Kong Chinese

TitleLupus in Hong Kong Chinese
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://lup.sagepub.com
Citation
Lupus, 2003, v. 12 n. 9, p. 717-722 How to Cite?
AbstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a fairly common rheumatic disease among southern Chinese in Hong Kong, with an estimated point prevalence of 0. 06% (0.1% among women). Compared with the Caucasians, renal disease and the anti-Ro antibody appear to be more common in our SLE patients. Whether these are related to certain genetic or environment factors remains speculative. Nephritis and its treatment are the major causes of organ damage in our lupus population. With early diagnosis of the disease and its complications, judicious use of immunosuppressive therapy to achieve prompt control of disease activity, and better supportive care for disease- or treatment-related morbidity, the survival of our Chinese SLE patients has improved. In the past decade, considerable effort has been spent on lupus education, medical training and research in Hong Kong, aiming to improve the quality of care of patients with SLE. More grants and funding are being sought for basic and clinical researches in SLE and subsidising patients to receive newer and less toxic treatment options.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162725
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.118
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.878
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dc.contributor.authorMok, CCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, CSen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T05:22:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-05T05:22:48Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.citationLupus, 2003, v. 12 n. 9, p. 717-722en_US
dc.identifier.issn0961-2033en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/162725-
dc.description.abstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a fairly common rheumatic disease among southern Chinese in Hong Kong, with an estimated point prevalence of 0. 06% (0.1% among women). Compared with the Caucasians, renal disease and the anti-Ro antibody appear to be more common in our SLE patients. Whether these are related to certain genetic or environment factors remains speculative. Nephritis and its treatment are the major causes of organ damage in our lupus population. With early diagnosis of the disease and its complications, judicious use of immunosuppressive therapy to achieve prompt control of disease activity, and better supportive care for disease- or treatment-related morbidity, the survival of our Chinese SLE patients has improved. In the past decade, considerable effort has been spent on lupus education, medical training and research in Hong Kong, aiming to improve the quality of care of patients with SLE. More grants and funding are being sought for basic and clinical researches in SLE and subsidising patients to receive newer and less toxic treatment options.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://lup.sagepub.comen_US
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dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 And Overen_US
dc.subject.meshAsian Continental Ancestry Groupen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshLupus Erythematosus, Systemic - Ethnology - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshRheumatology - Educationen_US
dc.titleLupus in Hong Kong Chineseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1191/0961203303lu451xx-
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dc.identifier.volume12en_US
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