Lifetime Risk of Adult-Onset Autoimmune Diseases

There is a recent (within the past year) article from Mayo Clinic that I’ve attached here, that I think addresses some questions about the incidence of lupus in Minnesota.  It is focused on the overall lifetime risk for development of autoimmune diseases, including SLE.

“The Lifetime Risk of Adult-Onset Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases”

Article published in:
Arthritis & Rheumatism
Vol. 63, No. 3
March 2011






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Emily Gillespie

About the Author:

Emily Gillespie, Ph.D., is a 2014 and 2015 LFM Lupus Clinical Research Grant recipient whose studies have focused on cardiovascular disease in SLE as well as the relationship between lupus and women, particularly African-American women. She has been researching lupus for over 10 years and enjoys the challenge of trying to understand such a complicated disease. Dr. Gillespie works as a Principal Clinical Evidence Specialist in the Restorative Therapies Group at Medtronic.
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