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Corticosteroid Use by Lupus Patients Increased Risk of Organ Damage

April 7, 2015
Larger doses of the corticosteroid prednisone increased the risk of developing organ damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a analysis of the Hopkins Lupus Cohort.

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Study Identifies Protein that Triggers Lupus-Associated Immune System Activation

April 6, 2015
Suppressing innate immune pathway could reduce symptoms of autoimmune disorder Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified an inflammatory molecule that appears to play an...

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Research Goal: Catch the Interferons that Cause Lupus, One Cell at a Time

April 2, 2015
In the chronic disease lupus, the immune system runs amok to damage skin, joints, blood cells, kidneys, heart, brain or lung. This mistaken attack of inflammation is triggered by signaling proteins...

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Mind-Body Focus Can Improve Treatment, Outcomes in Rheumatic Disease

April 1, 2015
It’s not uncommon for patients with rheumatic disease to have mental and emotional reactions to their diagnosis and ongoing treatment. These psychological reactions can affect the patient...

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NYU Leads the Way in Lupus Pregnancy

March 26, 2015
Recent research at New York University School of Medicine/Langone Medical Center is helping to provide some answers to one of the most troublesome and complex aspects of systemic lupus...

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