Lupus

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.
What is Lupus?

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which is more commonly referred to as lupus, is a disease that affects the immune system.

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New biological pathway selectively controls how key immune cells mature into functional components

New biological pathway selectively controls how key immune cells mature into functional components

Inventor gender gap partially responsible for many missing female-focused inventions

Inventor gender gap partially responsible for many missing female-focused inventions

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers use NMR spectroscopy to map the structure of specific nanobody

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers use NMR spectroscopy to map the structure of specific nanobody

Small biotech companies join with pharmaceutical giants to manufacture drugs

Small biotech companies join with pharmaceutical giants to manufacture drugs

New guidance provides valuable direction in the clinical use of HR-pQCT imaging

New guidance provides valuable direction in the clinical use of HR-pQCT imaging

Immunomodulatory therapies for nephrological autoimmune diseases may help treat severe COVID-19

Immunomodulatory therapies for nephrological autoimmune diseases may help treat severe COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin therapy at a higher dose improved survival by nearly 200% in ventilated COVID patients

Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin therapy at a higher dose improved survival by nearly 200% in ventilated COVID patients

Direct action of SARS-CoV-2 on organs may lead to exacerbated inflammatory response in pediatric patients

Direct action of SARS-CoV-2 on organs may lead to exacerbated inflammatory response in pediatric patients

Effect of COVID-19 pandemic on patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus

Effect of COVID-19 pandemic on patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus

Are COVID-19 medications safe in pregnancy?

Are COVID-19 medications safe in pregnancy?

When COVID-19 is severe, rogue antibodies attack body tissues and organs

When COVID-19 is severe, rogue antibodies attack body tissues and organs

Facets of SARS-CoV-2 infection and animal models

Facets of SARS-CoV-2 infection and animal models

Combining two medications doubles gout treatment success, study reveals

Combining two medications doubles gout treatment success, study reveals

COVID-19 may impact the heart health of young, healthy adults

COVID-19 may impact the heart health of young, healthy adults

Many adults with hypertension may be taking other medications that could raise blood pressure

Many adults with hypertension may be taking other medications that could raise blood pressure

Study reveals missed opportunities to deliver essential preventive care to lupus patients

Study reveals missed opportunities to deliver essential preventive care to lupus patients

Regular exercise improves vascular function in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Regular exercise improves vascular function in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases

World Malaria Day 2021: An interview with Sir Brian Greenwood

World Malaria Day 2021: An interview with Sir Brian Greenwood

Exposure to silica dust at work may increase risk of autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Exposure to silica dust at work may increase risk of autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Could a flavonoid found in common fruit and vegetables combat COVID-19?

Could a flavonoid found in common fruit and vegetables combat COVID-19?