Lupus Facts

From the Alliance for Lupus Research:

Facts on Lupus:

  • Lupus hits hardest one of our nation’s most medically-underserved populations.
  • While the disease also affects men and children, 90% of all those diagnosed are women in their childbearing years.
  • Women of African-American descent are two-thirds more likely to be diagnosed with lupus.
  • Also particularly vulnerable are women of Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander descent.
  • Lupus costs the nation over $100 billion a year in direct and indirect medical costs.
  • The number of Americans currently affected by lupus is estimated at 1.4 million.

*All statistics from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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2 Responses to “Lupus Facts”

  1. Amber Says:

    It makes me just sickened and sad. There has to be a cure out there…

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