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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.
Mysterious disease that causes the body’s immune system to turn against itself

Mysterious disease that causes the body’s immune system to turn against itself

Genetic variation that doubles the risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Genetic variation that doubles the risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

New treatment for dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)

New treatment for dry eye syndrome (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)

Study of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for severe, treatment-resistant lupus

Study of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for severe, treatment-resistant lupus

Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus

Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus

Urgent need for increased awareness about lupus

Urgent need for increased awareness about lupus

Protein may help prevent autoimmune conditions like diabetes, lupus, arthritis and multiple sclerosis

Protein may help prevent autoimmune conditions like diabetes, lupus, arthritis and multiple sclerosis

Fish oil reduces heart attack and blood vessel disease

Fish oil reduces heart attack and blood vessel disease

New research findings about T-cell transport shed light on immune system

New research findings about T-cell transport shed light on immune system

Bad hygiene may be good for you

Bad hygiene may be good for you

Cell research to eventually develop new treatments for cancer and disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease

Cell research to eventually develop new treatments for cancer and disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease

T-cells in lupus patients avoid apoptosis and are stimulated to produce antibodies against the patients own DNA

T-cells in lupus patients avoid apoptosis and are stimulated to produce antibodies against the patients own DNA

Lupus Discovery May Lead To Improved Drugs

Lupus Discovery May Lead To Improved Drugs