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Lupus is a chronic illness of the immune system whereby the body's defense mechanism begins to attack itself through an excess of antibodies in the blood stream - this causes inflammation and damage to the joints, muscles and other organs. There is at pre

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Could targeting gut bacteria prevent autoimmunity?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

A gut bacterium called Enterococcus gallinarum can drive autoimmune diseases such as lupus, new research finds. Could targeting it offer a new treatment?

What is optic neuritis?

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about optic neuritis, a condition where the optic nerve is inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, treatments, and causes.

All you need to know about myositis

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A look at the condition myositis, an illness where inflammation occurs within organ tissue. Learn more about how it is diagnosed and the causes here.

How to cope with lupus

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Living with the constant fatigue and pain of lupus can take its toll on both your mind and body, but steps can be taken to improve your quality of life.

The 10 best lupus blogs

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Lupus blogs are written by experts and those with the disease to help support others with a similar diagnosis. We have compiled the 10 best lupus blogs.

Could lupus raise dementia risk?

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers from Israel have discovered that people with systemic lupus erythematosus may be at increased risk of developing dementia.

Lupus: Low vitamin D may raise risk of kidney failure

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 04:00:00 PDT

A new study examines the role of vitamin D deficiency in the organ inflammation and damage that occurs in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Lupus: Probiotics could help to reduce kidney inflammation

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that women with lupus nephritis - that is, lupus-induced kidney inflammation - may benefit from adding Lactobacillus to their diets.

Lupus risk almost three times higher after trauma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Post-traumatic stress disorder or any traumatic experience could increase the risk of lupus by almost threefold, according to new research.

Discoid lupus: What you need to know

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about discoid lupus. What are the symptoms of discoid lupus, how is it diagnosed, can it be prevented, and how might it be managed?

A surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Up to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus - an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus - experience neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Studies reveal socioeconomic and racial disparities in lupus

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two new studies have uncovered socioeconomic disparities related to the health of patients with lupus.

Common skin diseases and conditions

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 03:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about permanent skin diseases, temporary skin diseases, internal skin diseases, and skin diseases for different age groups.

Tackling Lupus and its renal complications with novel small molecule drug candidate

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease, has proved difficult to treat, but a new international study co-led by a Rush University Medical Center researcher suggests that a drug starting through the...

Stressed out interferons reveal potential key to alternative lupus treatment

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Only one new drug has become available over the past 50 years for the estimated 1.

Investigating kidney biomarkers to track lupus

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Michigan teamed up to investigate if kidney biomarkers would allow them to track lupus progression and signs of complications.

What Is my life expectancy if I have lupus?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

How long can people with lupus expect to live? Learn how lupus can affect different parts of the body and what steps people may take to live with lupus.

Psoriasis and rosacea: What is the difference?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Psoriasis and rosacea are inflammatory skin conditions that can both cause redness, a burning sensation, and other skin changes. Psoriasis can lead to silvery patches on the skin, but with rosacea there may be visible blood vessels or pustules. Medication and lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of flares.

Advancing our understanding of how the disease lupus is prevented in healthy individuals

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A group of researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) have identified a molecule that stops the immune system from mistakenly reacting to a component of the body's own cells, which...

What to expect during an ANA test

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Autoimmune disorders occur when the body incorrectly identifies healthy tissue as diseased and takes action to attack it. Certain tests, such as the ANA test, can help identify them. What is it and how is it connected to autoimmune disorders and lupus? Learn about what happens after a positive ANA test.

Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

In mice susceptible to lupus, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA was found to prevent the lung-damaging effects that may arise with exposure to crystalline silica.

Communication and coordination of care are important for ensuring lupus patients' health

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Results from a recent study suggest that improved communication and coordination of care between patients, physicians, and health insurers can provide important health benefits for patients with...

All you need to know about nephritis

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that serve as the human body's built-in filtration system. This MNT Knowledge Center explains nephritis, a condition in which the kidney becomes inflamed. The article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of nephritis, as well as the different types.

All about autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia, a condition where the immune system destroys red blood cells.

Mouse study points way to shut down harmful immune response in lupus

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body's ability to combat flu, according to Duke Health studies in...