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World Lupus Day, May 10th, 2004
 

MAY 10th, 2004 IS WORLD LUPUS DAY

The first-ever World Lupus Day observance will occur on Monday, May 10, 2004, to coincide with the 7th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and Related Conditions. World Lupus Day will focus on the need for improved patient healthcare service, increased research into the causes of and a cure for lupus, enhanced physician diagnosis and treatment of lupus, and better epidemiological data on lupus globally.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DISPARITIES

Lupus is three times more common in black women than in white women. It is also more common in women of Hispanic/Latina, Asian, and American Indian descent. Black and Hispanic/Latina women tend to develop symptoms at an earlier age than other women. African Americans have more severe organ problems, especially with their kidneys. Between 1979 and 1998, death rates from SLE increased nearly 70% among black women between the ages of 45 and 64 years. Possible reasons include an increasing incidence of SLE, later diagnosis, less access to health care, less-effective treatments, and poorer compliance with treatment recommendations.  Each year during the study period, death rates were more than five times higher for women than for men and more than three times higher for blacks than for whites.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
 
World Lupus Day Butterfly Globe Logo Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Trends in Deaths from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - U.S., 1979 - 1998
Office of Communication (OC) Lupus Fact Sheet
  World Lupus Day Butterfly Globe Logo National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) Arthritis Program
  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  World Lupus Day Butterfly Globe Logo Office of Minority Health (OMH)
  Eliminate Disparities in Lupus
  Lupus News
World Lupus Day Butterfly Globe Logo National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Lupus: A Patient Care Guide for Nurses & Other Health Professionals
The Many Shades of Lupus
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
World Lupus Day Butterfly Globe Logo National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Neurological Sequelae of Lupus Information Page
World Lupus Day Butterfly Globe Logo National Kidney & Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC)
Lupus Nephritis
World Lupus Day Butterfly Globe Logo Medline
Medline Plus: Lupus
Definition & Images
World Lupus Day Butterfly Globe Logo National Women's Health Information Center
Lupus
World Lupus Day Butterfly Globe Logo Organizations
Alliance for Lupus Research
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
American College of Rheumatology
Arthritis Foundation
Black Women's Health: Living with Lupus
The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)
World Lupus Day
Lupus Now
Statistics about Lupus
SLE Foundation


 

 

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