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GI Tract Bacteria May Protect Against Autoimmune Disease

January 17, 2013
Early life exposure to normal bacteria of the GI tract (gut microbes) protects against autoimmune disease in mice, according to research published on-line in the January 17 edition of Science. The...

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Vitamin D Intake in Adolescence Not Linked to Later RA or Lupus

January 11, 2013
Could long-term exposure to vitamin D, a natural enhancer of the immune system, ultimately have a negative impact on that system? Specifically, could vitamin D trigger exacerbated autoimmune...

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Steroids, Older Age Worsen Lupus Damage

December 28, 2012
Despite significant improvements in treatment during recent decades, patients with systemic lupus erythematosus remain at risk for disease damage, particularly if they are older and use high-dose...

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Tacrolimus Therapy Effective, Safe for Patients with Lupus Nephritis

December 28, 2012
Low-dose tacrolimus therapy for patients with refractory lupus nephritis who were resistant to cyclophosphamide was effective and safe, according to study results.

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Bone Marrow Abnormalities Common Among Lupus Patients with Peripheral Cytopenia

December 26, 2012
Researchers in Thailand conducted the prospective, cross-sectional, analytic study of 41 patients (median age, 30 years; 95.1% women) who had systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) plus the presence of...

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