Since diagnosis I have met or heard of so many Caucasian people having this illness and yet everything I read says that it mainly affects Afro/Caribbean, Asian or Hispanic backgrounds.....I have been diagnosed for a year now - I know many people from lots of different countries/cultures/backgrounds...I live in London and work in a very multi-cultural
company.....since diagnosis I have heard of only 1 Caribbean girl (someone at works, friends daughter-who very sadly passed away from complications to do with Lupus) and 5 other cases of Lupus or suspected Lupus:-
A young English girl of about 23 (just diagnosed) we met at a Rhuemy appt
My son's ex-girlfriends Grandmother (White-English)
My best friends husbands first wife's Mother in Law (White-English)
My husbands sister is being investigated for Lupus (White-English)
My brothers wife is also being investigated for suspected Lupus (Again White-English)
Now to me this sounds like something is going on here?? Either something to do with where I live (as all of the other white-english cases are from around this area) OR statistics are very wrong, and perhaps things are changing? I would like to find out more on this-not because I'm being nosey on your origins-but just to see if the statistics are right or if this is only happening in my area-Enfield-GTR London???