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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.
Pilot clinical trial shows effectiveness of bioelectronic medicine device for lupus

Pilot clinical trial shows effectiveness of bioelectronic medicine device for lupus

Gilead Sciences presents Phase 3 results of filgotinib in biologic-experienced rheumatoid arthritis at 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Gilead Sciences presents Phase 3 results of filgotinib in biologic-experienced rheumatoid arthritis at 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

AMSBIO offers new activator cell line for immune checkpoint therapy research

AMSBIO offers new activator cell line for immune checkpoint therapy research

World Arthritis Day: New campaign raises awareness for early diagnosis of rheumatic diseases

World Arthritis Day: New campaign raises awareness for early diagnosis of rheumatic diseases

Study sheds light on lupus's autoimmune origins in precursor cells

Study sheds light on lupus's autoimmune origins in precursor cells

Aggressive breast cancer hijacks normal protective physiological process to survive

Aggressive breast cancer hijacks normal protective physiological process to survive

Organs actively fighting back against autoimmune diseases, finds study

Organs actively fighting back against autoimmune diseases, finds study

New type of fatty acid can slow down overreactive immune system

New type of fatty acid can slow down overreactive immune system

New discovery could improve diagnosis and treatment of lupus in black Africans

New discovery could improve diagnosis and treatment of lupus in black Africans

Using stem cells extracted from baby teeth to regrow dental tissues

Using stem cells extracted from baby teeth to regrow dental tissues

CRI to bestow top honors on three scientists for contributions to cancer immunology and immunotherapy

CRI to bestow top honors on three scientists for contributions to cancer immunology and immunotherapy

Imaging with CMR can improve detection of cardiac injury in lupus patients

Imaging with CMR can improve detection of cardiac injury in lupus patients

Hypertension drugs may be used to preserve memory of lupus patients

Hypertension drugs may be used to preserve memory of lupus patients

Care for older adults with multiple chronic health conditions

Care for older adults with multiple chronic health conditions

Study shows B cells could play reciprocal roles in pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis

Study shows B cells could play reciprocal roles in pathogenesis of systemic sclerosis

Experts examine stool protein biomarkers that indicate inflammatory bowel disease

Experts examine stool protein biomarkers that indicate inflammatory bowel disease

Seeking solutions to treat scleroderma

Seeking solutions to treat scleroderma

Immune cell found to play important role in photosensitivity

Immune cell found to play important role in photosensitivity

New discoveries show how protein droplets do more than keep cells’ interiors tidy

New discoveries show how protein droplets do more than keep cells’ interiors tidy

American College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trials

American College of Rheumatology receives grants to support development of lupus clinical trials