‘Low confidence’: Fixing the education gap for assessing lupus lesions in Black patients

Black patients have a three- to five-fold increased incidence of primary chronic cutaneous lupus vs. white patients, but are often completely missing from training materials and most images of cutaneous lupus rashes online.
This lack of proper representation can result in material, adverse consequences for many patients. For example, a paper published in Arthritis Care & Research by Tinianow and colleagues reported that many rheumatologists report “low confidence” in assessing cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) lesions, particularly those in patients who identify as Black,

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