Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lupus Discoid Incidence

Facts about discoid lupus:

  • More than 16,000 people in the US develop lupus each year.
  • About 1.5 million people in the US have lupus.
  • About 90 percent of cases occur in young women.
  • Discoid lupus is slightly more common in African Americans than in Caucasians or Asians.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lupus Discoid References
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