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Poverty and Race Play Roles in Lupus Patients’ Health Outcomes, Studies Suggest

Lupus News Today—May 16, 2017

Lupus News Today featured a study done by HSS rheumatologist Jane E. Salmon, MD. The study inspected if there were differences in pregnancy outcomes in women with lupus based on socioeconomic status.

The study enrolled 408 lupus patients with a mix of different ethnicities, income and education, and found there were disparities.

Dr. Salmon said, "additional work is needed to understand the potential sources of these disparities in pregnancy outcomes, and how and when to intervene to reduce disparities."

"At present, we must be vigilant in educating and monitoring pregnant patients at increased risk of complications," she added.

Read the full article at LupusNewsToday.com



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