Early rheumatoid arthritis in African-Americans: the CLEAR Registry

Clin Exp Rheumatol. Sep-Oct 2003;21(5 Suppl 31):S138-45.

Abstract

African-Americans have been under-represented in genetic studies of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) susceptibility and severity. Genetic and non-genetic factors influencing the radiographic severity of RA and its response to treatment are poorly understood, particularly in African-Americans. The Consortium for the Longitudinal Evaluation of African-Americans with early RA (CLEAR) Registry, a collaborative effort among four institutions in the southeast USA, will hopefully provide a useful resource to study these issues.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • African Americans / genetics*
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnosis
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / ethnology*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / genetics*
  • Attitude to Health / ethnology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain Measurement
  • Prognosis
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Registries*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Sex Distribution
  • United States / epidemiology