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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.
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

Combination of arsenic and existing leukemia drug may combat cancer

Combination of arsenic and existing leukemia drug may combat cancer

Study improves understanding of preeclampsia heart damage in pregnancy

Study improves understanding of preeclampsia heart damage in pregnancy

Study reveals early signs of cardiac impairment in patients with newly diagnosed lupus

Study reveals early signs of cardiac impairment in patients with newly diagnosed lupus

UH researchers awarded $2 million grant to unravel link between women and lupus

UH researchers awarded $2 million grant to unravel link between women and lupus

Newly identified target may lead to discovery of treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases

Newly identified target may lead to discovery of treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases

Omeros’ OMS721 receives positive opinion from EMA's COMP for treating hematopoietic stem cell transplant

Omeros’ OMS721 receives positive opinion from EMA's COMP for treating hematopoietic stem cell transplant

Sage launches new web-based tool that helps explore curated genomic analyses of Alzheimer's

Sage launches new web-based tool that helps explore curated genomic analyses of Alzheimer's

Cancer patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies may experience delayed skin reactions

Cancer patients receiving anti-PD-1 therapies may experience delayed skin reactions

Researchers decipher key component behind rising epidemic of pathogens in West Africa

Researchers decipher key component behind rising epidemic of pathogens in West Africa

Aurinia’s Phase 2 trial evaluates voclosporin ophthalmic solution for treating dry eye syndrome

Aurinia’s Phase 2 trial evaluates voclosporin ophthalmic solution for treating dry eye syndrome

Clinical trial examines impact of high-dose omega-3 and vitamin D on halting type 1 diabetes

Clinical trial examines impact of high-dose omega-3 and vitamin D on halting type 1 diabetes

Study elucidates pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus

Study elucidates pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus

Inhibiting immune-regulating molecule could prevent or reverse renal injury, research shows

Inhibiting immune-regulating molecule could prevent or reverse renal injury, research shows

UT Southwestern researchers uncover body's microreactors for innate immunity

UT Southwestern researchers uncover body's microreactors for innate immunity

Seeing the Unexpected: Regulatory T Cells and Basophils

Seeing the Unexpected: Regulatory T Cells and Basophils