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Article: Ethnic and geographical differences in systemic lupus erythematosus: An overview

TitleEthnic and geographical differences in systemic lupus erythematosus: An overview
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://lup.sagepub.com
Citation
Lupus, 2006, v. 15 n. 11, p. 715-719 How to Cite?
AbstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is one of the most heterogeneous autoimmune disorders known. There is production of a variety of autoantibodies and patients present with a wide range of symptoms due to multiple organ involvement by the disease process. The underlying cause is not fully understood but it may involve genetic and environmental factors. It is interesting to note that while SLE is found worldwide, it is more commonly found in some countries, and within a country certain ethnic groups appear to be more susceptible to develop this condition than others. Additionally, the presentation and course of SLE appear highly variable between patients of different ethnic origins. For example, African-Americans and Orientals are believed to have a more severe disease than Caucasian whites. But are these ethnic and geographical differences real? If yes, they may provide investigators insight into the underlying pathoaetiology of this condition and pave the way to future research directions in lupus. © 2006 SAGE Publications.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/78136
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.118
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.878
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dc.contributor.authorYin, Gen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMok, MYen_HK
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dc.description.abstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is one of the most heterogeneous autoimmune disorders known. There is production of a variety of autoantibodies and patients present with a wide range of symptoms due to multiple organ involvement by the disease process. The underlying cause is not fully understood but it may involve genetic and environmental factors. It is interesting to note that while SLE is found worldwide, it is more commonly found in some countries, and within a country certain ethnic groups appear to be more susceptible to develop this condition than others. Additionally, the presentation and course of SLE appear highly variable between patients of different ethnic origins. For example, African-Americans and Orientals are believed to have a more severe disease than Caucasian whites. But are these ethnic and geographical differences real? If yes, they may provide investigators insight into the underlying pathoaetiology of this condition and pave the way to future research directions in lupus. © 2006 SAGE Publications.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.rightsLupus. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAnemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune - ethnology - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshContinental Population Groups - geneticsen_HK
dc.subject.meshEthnic Groups - geneticsen_HK
dc.subject.meshGenetic Predisposition to Disease - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshKidney Diseases - ethnology - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshLupus Erythematosus, Discoid - ethnology - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshLupus Erythematosus, Systemic - complications - diagnosis - epidemiology - genetics - immunologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshSurvival Rateen_HK
dc.subject.meshThrombosis - ethnology - etiologyen_HK
dc.titleEthnic and geographical differences in systemic lupus erythematosus: An overviewen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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