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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), also called lupus, is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the immune system attacking the body's own tissues and organs, leading to inflammation and damage. The severity of the disease varies, from mild cases only involving the skin to severe cases affecting multiple organs, including the brain. Lupus sufferers experience flares, or intervals of active disease, and remissions in disease. The disease most predominantly occurs in women of childbearing age, but also affects children, adolescents, and men. While the cause of lupus is still unknown, various genetic, environmental, and infectious causes have been associated with its development. Current treatments for lupus vary depending on the extent of the disease, and may change over time. Some medications used to ease symptoms include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antimalarial drugs, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressive medications, though many of these drugs carry their own risks.
Reintroduction of PATA could improve patient access to life-saving drugs

Reintroduction of PATA could improve patient access to life-saving drugs

AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples

AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples

Type I interferons could have role in natural improvement of RA during pregnancy

Type I interferons could have role in natural improvement of RA during pregnancy

New guidelines for anti-rheumatic drug management in patients having joint replacement surgery

New guidelines for anti-rheumatic drug management in patients having joint replacement surgery

ACR, AAHKS release new guideline to reduce joint infections after total hip and knee replacements

ACR, AAHKS release new guideline to reduce joint infections after total hip and knee replacements

Long waits and long odds for those who need social security disability

Long waits and long odds for those who need social security disability

Scientists uncover mechanism that directly links inflammation to mental illness

Scientists uncover mechanism that directly links inflammation to mental illness

Scientists receive $2.3 million NIH grant to uncover how omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger

Scientists receive $2.3 million NIH grant to uncover how omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger

Researchers show how cancer therapy works in different way to destroy tumor cells

Researchers show how cancer therapy works in different way to destroy tumor cells

Researchers identify cells that drive autoimmune disease

Researchers identify cells that drive autoimmune disease

New studies uncover socioeconomic disparities linked to health of lupus patients

New studies uncover socioeconomic disparities linked to health of lupus patients

WHO to launch pilot project for prequalifying biosimilar cancer medicines

WHO to launch pilot project for prequalifying biosimilar cancer medicines

Phagocytosis educates the immune system

Phagocytosis educates the immune system

Researchers discover cellular mechanism that underlies development of autoimmune diseases

Researchers discover cellular mechanism that underlies development of autoimmune diseases

Researchers develop ultrasensitive method to detect protein involved in autoimmune diseases

Researchers develop ultrasensitive method to detect protein involved in autoimmune diseases

Novel Research Grants bring new insight to complexities of lupus

Novel Research Grants bring new insight to complexities of lupus

Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals

Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals

Linking RNA to autoimmune diseases

Linking RNA to autoimmune diseases

Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy

Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy

New biomarkers may help in diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease

New biomarkers may help in diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease