The 411 on Lupus

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  • Risk Factors
  • What Causes Lupus?
  • African-Americans and Lupus
  • How Serious Is Lupus?
  • What Are the Complications?
  • Is There a Cure?
  • Black Celebs With Lupus
  • Understanding Lupus
  • What Is Lupus?
  • Types of Lupus
  • What Are the Symptoms?

African-Americans and Lupus

Lupus can affect anyone, but it’s more common among Blacks. Black women are three times more likely to have lupus than white women. Lupus also hits Black women harder and younger. A 2013 study found that Black women were more likely to have more severe complications including kidney failure. 

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