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Epidemiology of Lupus in Latin America

Scolnik M and Soriano ER*

Rheumatology Section, Medical Services, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, and Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Corresponding Author:
Soriano ER
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: January 04, 2016; Accepted date: January 25, 2016; Published date: March 17, 2016

Citation: Scolnik M, Soriano ER (2016) Epidemiology of Lupus in Latin America. Lupus Open Access 1:110.

Copyright: © 2016 Scolnik M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Epidemiology studies on Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are scarce in Latin America. A comprehensive search on MEDLINE and LILACS databases for relevant articles using the combination search terms of lupus and epidemiology was performed and herewith we provide a short review of the published data found. Twelve studies were identified regarding incidence or prevalence of SLE in Latin America. Incidence varied from 4.7 to 8.7/per/ 100000 person’s years, and prevalence ranged from 47.6 to 90 per 100000 habitants. There were important variations in the epidemiology of lupus in Latin America. These variabilities could be explained by genetic or environmental differences, differences on the methodology used, and/or in the quality of the studies. Latin America is heterogeneous and more regional studies are needed.

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