We did not examine AFRS in comparison to other CRS diagnoses/etiologies, Dr. Ghegan said. He noted that a previous study at Emory University had indicated that African Americans and males had a higher incidence of bone erosion, but that the South Carolina study did not examine the severity of bone erosions. Perhaps socioeconomic factors play a role in those with more severe bone erosion, he said.
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The researchers indicated that future studies may identify a role of socioeconomic factors in areas such as the diagnosis of AFRS (as compared to other CRS etiologies/diagnoses) and the severity of bone erosion in AFRS.
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