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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.
Research shows how glutamine plays role in regulating cellular differentiation programs

Research shows how glutamine plays role in regulating cellular differentiation programs

Study offers novel insights into how genetic variants play key role in human immune system

Study offers novel insights into how genetic variants play key role in human immune system

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

Omeros’ OMS721 receives orphan drug designation from FDA for treatment of IgA nephropathy

Omeros’ OMS721 receives orphan drug designation from FDA for treatment of IgA nephropathy

Researchers unravel how acidic conditions favor protein misfolding in deadly diseases

Researchers unravel how acidic conditions favor protein misfolding in deadly diseases

New approach may improve translation of immunological research findings

New approach may improve translation of immunological research findings

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

Latinos left out of clinical trials … and possible cures

Scientists uncover new genetic markers that predispose individuals to lupus

Scientists uncover new genetic markers that predispose individuals to lupus

Feinstein Institute professor finds protein as potential cause for lupus

Feinstein Institute professor finds protein as potential cause for lupus

Discovery could impact understanding, treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

Discovery could impact understanding, treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

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