Early rheumatoid arthritis in African-Americans: the CLEAR Registry.

Academic Article


  • 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.
  • Keywords

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

  • Bridges SL; Hughes LB; Mikuls TR; Howard G; Tiwari HK; Alarc√≥n GS; McNicholl JM; Moreland LW
  • Start Page

  • S138
  • End Page

  • S145
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 5 Suppl 31