New study reveals hidden burden of Lupus among Hispanic and Asian women in Manhattan

(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Within Manhattan’s diverse population, the autoimmune disease lupus affects Hispanic and Asian women more frequently than white women, according to a new study led by investigators at NYU School of Medicine.The findings also show that these female ethnic populations are more adversely affected by lupus and have significantly greater organ complications – namely kidney disease. Overall, the investigators found substantial disparities in prevalence and manifestations of lupus by race/ethnicity among borough residents.