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Socioeconomic status in systemic lupus erythematosus.
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PMID:  17153841     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our understanding of the biological pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is rapidly expanding. Although biologic research is vital, studies that address the importance of socioeconomic factors that contribute to the causation of the outcome of SLE are necessary to understand the full scope of the disease. Studies of social factors in SLE usually include ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status (SES) as categorical variables. One hypothesis is that these variables exert their effect through a biologic or genetic factor. However, there is growing evidence to suggest a more direct psychological or sociological impact of these variables on disease. Although in research studies it may be difficult to tease out the biological and sociological impacts of these variables, the eventual understanding of these diverse roles will help in the design of eventual therapeutic interventions.
S Sule; M Petri
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lupus     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0961-2033     ISO Abbreviation:  Lupus     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-12     Completed Date:  2007-06-29     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  720-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Continental Population Groups
Genetic Predisposition to Disease / ethnology
Kidney Diseases / ethnology,  etiology
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic* / complications,  ethnology,  genetics,  mortality
Social Class*
Survival Analysis
Grant Support

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