Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Asian ethnicity in systemic lupus erythematosus: an Australian perspective

Buy Article:

$52.00 + tax (Refund Policy)


Ethnic differences in both disease susceptibility and expression have been noted in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This review focuses on the evidence of disparities between SLE patients of Asian and Caucasian descent, the two predominant ethnic groups affected by SLE in the Australian context. While epidemiological studies suggest higher rates of SLE among Asian patients, multi‐ethnic cohort studies have allowed direct comparison of disease characteristics between different ethnic groups. Such studies suggest that Asians are affected by more severe SLE across several disease parameters, including increased renal involvement, autoantibody positivity, disease activity and damage accumulation. As delineation of these disparities becomes clearer, uncovering the biological basis of such differences poses a significant opportunity to progress understanding of SLE pathogenesis. Understanding ethnic variation in disease provides a platform for an individualised approach to risk assessment, monitoring and management of SLE.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2013

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more