Lupus

What is Lupus?

Lupus, also called systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE, is a disease that affects your immune system. Normally, your immune system fights infections caused by germs.

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Low socioeconomic status associated with certain kidney diseases

Low socioeconomic status associated with certain kidney diseases

Scientists isolate individual cells that cause autoimmune disease

Scientists isolate individual cells that cause autoimmune disease

Immune cells count each other in order to decide whether to attack

Immune cells count each other in order to decide whether to attack

Lupus patients who adhere to medications have lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Lupus patients who adhere to medications have lower risk of type 2 diabetes

High bacterial levels in half of lupus skin rashes

High bacterial levels in half of lupus skin rashes

Lymphopenia may hint a higher risk of future illness, death

Lymphopenia may hint a higher risk of future illness, death

New antibody shows promise in active lupus

New antibody shows promise in active lupus

UAB seminar on the extraordinary science of the immune system

UAB seminar on the extraordinary science of the immune system

Yale scientists flip the script on novel cancer therapy to find new insights into lupus

Yale scientists flip the script on novel cancer therapy to find new insights into lupus

UCLA scientists discover reason for higher rates of autoimmune disease in women than men

UCLA scientists discover reason for higher rates of autoimmune disease in women than men

NeutroCure project aims to cure inflammatory disease with neutrophils

NeutroCure project aims to cure inflammatory disease with neutrophils

The 2019 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for IgG4-Related Disease released

The 2019 ACR/EULAR Classification Criteria for IgG4-Related Disease released

Sphingolipids associated with heart disease in African Americans with lupus

Sphingolipids associated with heart disease in African Americans with lupus

Malaria research advances immunotherapy in lupus, HIV

Malaria research advances immunotherapy in lupus, HIV

Male patients with lupus often have more severe disease, receive little support

Male patients with lupus often have more severe disease, receive little support

Acute kidney injury on the rise in hospitalized pregnant women

Acute kidney injury on the rise in hospitalized pregnant women

New textbook on mysterious and deadly cytokine storm syndrome

New textbook on mysterious and deadly cytokine storm syndrome

Lupus flare-ups could be linked to environmental factors

Lupus flare-ups could be linked to environmental factors

Study shows ADA2 is a sensitive, specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome

Study shows ADA2 is a sensitive, specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome

Additional medications needed to control the symptoms of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Additional medications needed to control the symptoms of juvenile idiopathic arthritis