Talk:Systemic lupus erythematosus
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African-American women are three times more likely than Caucasian women to get lupus and develop severe symptoms, with as many as 1 in every 250 affected.
And the disease is two times more prevalent in Asian-American and Latina women than it is in Caucasian women. Women of Native American descent are also disproportionately affected.
The famous Lupus in Minorities: Nature Versus Nurture (LUMINA) study—a large multi-ethnic, multi-regional, and multi-institutional examination of lupus begun in 1993—found that genetic and ethnic factors are more important than socioeconomic ones in influencing disease activity. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nbauman (talk • contribs) 23:04, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Because of potential side-effects, cyclophosphamide (CYC) is used in early phases of treatment for severe cases and substituted with other medications for maintenance therapy.
Treatment option clarification
Treatment option clarification: following "There is no cure for SLE. Treatments may include NSAIDs, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, hydroxychloroquine, and methotrexate."
insert: Corticosteroids is one of the most effective therapies resulting in immediate mitigation of inflammation. Long term use of corticosteroids results in significant side-effects.  --Swozingram (talk) 23:03, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
- Okay ref says "CSs are one of the most effective therapies for immediately dampening inflammation; however, long-term use of CSs can cause serious side-effects"
- Will add but paraphrase more.