The Disparity of Outcomes in Persons of Color Living With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Michelle Petri, MD

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September 21, 2022

Michelle Petri, MD, discusses the more frequent and worse kidney outcomes in African American and Hispanic American individuals living with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) involving lupus nephritis when compared with White individuals living with SLE. Dr Petri considers the many reasons, both known and unknown, which may account for worse outcomes in those populations.

Dr Petri monitors all of her African American patients living with SLE for signs of lupus nephritis as end-stage kidney disease is a major risk factor for mortality in that population.

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