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Chronic Tachycardia in Lupus Patients Implied Greater Disease Activity

January 22, 2013
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who experienced chronic tachycardia had greater disease activity and physical frailty, according to study results.

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Immune Cell Death Defects Linked to Autoimmune Diseases

January 22, 2013
Melbourne researchers have discovered that the death of immune system cells is an important safeguard against the development of diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus,...

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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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