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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.
Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes

UAB expert provides in-depth understanding of food-borne illnesses

UAB expert provides in-depth understanding of food-borne illnesses

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S.

Calcium controls use of glucose by T cells to multiply and battle against infection, study finds

Calcium controls use of glucose by T cells to multiply and battle against infection, study finds

New guideline on care of adults with lupus published

New guideline on care of adults with lupus published

Researchers discover that beneficial bacteria in yogurt may affect severity of lupus

Researchers discover that beneficial bacteria in yogurt may affect severity of lupus

Trauma exposure and PTSD may increase risk of developing lupus

Trauma exposure and PTSD may increase risk of developing lupus

Study shows how regular exercise, stress reduction could lead to better health in lupus patients

Study shows how regular exercise, stress reduction could lead to better health in lupus patients

Study: Lupus affects Hispanic, Asian women in Manhattan more frequently than white women

Study: Lupus affects Hispanic, Asian women in Manhattan more frequently than white women

Researchers find striking racial, ethnic disparities in incidence and prevalence of lupus

Researchers find striking racial, ethnic disparities in incidence and prevalence of lupus

Discovery sheds new light on biological phenomenon in autoimmune disease

Discovery sheds new light on biological phenomenon in autoimmune disease

Study shows role of exhausted regulatory T cells in allergic reactions

Study shows role of exhausted regulatory T cells in allergic reactions

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