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Tag: COVID-19 and Lupus

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: What You Should Know

Updated April 3, 2020 The first priority of the Lupus Research Alliance is the health of our lupus community.  We have been consulting with health care authorities and monitoring the situation created by the spread of COVID-19. Please note that every lupus patient is different. If you have specific questions about your condition and/or any […] Read More

Two Studies Show COVID-19 Vaccines are Well-Tolerated Among Lupus Patients

August 12, 2021 In two recent studies, researchers found that the four COVID-19 vaccines are well-tolerated in lupus patients. Given that the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are the first mRNA vaccines currently authorized for the emergency use in people, lupus researchers have since worked to answer questions specifically about potential side effects and whether these […] Read More

LRA-Supported Study Finds Similarities in the Immune Response Between Severe COVID-19 and Lupus Antiphospholipid Syndrome

December 2, 2020 The immune response during severe COVID-19 is similar to a lupus complication known as antiphospholipid syndrome, according to a study partly funded by the Lupus Research Alliance. Dr. Jason Knight and his colleagues including rheumatologist Yu (Ray) Zuo and cardiologist Yogen Kanthi reported that 52% of patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 had […] Read More

Meeting the Task Head-On: Addressing COVID-19

The Lupus Research Alliance would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the tremendous toll that COVID-19 has had on people across our country-especially people with underlying health concerns…like many in the lupus community. Today, there is much hope on the horizon and much that we can learn-and even gain-from this pandemic. For all the […] Read More

LRA-Supported Researcher Finds Similarity between COVID-19 and Lupus Flares

October 21, 2020 In a recent study published in Nature Immunology, LRA Lupus Insight Prize recipient Dr. Ignacio Sanz and colleagues found that the immune response in patients hospitalized with  severe COVID-19 was different from that in patients with mild disease, and that the immune response in severely ill COVID-19 patients was more like a lupus flare. They saw that among severely ill COVID-19 patients, some immune cells called B cells reproduced unchecked, and […] Read More

COVID-19 Update: A Message from LRA President & CEO

March 18, 2020 Dear Friends, Your well-being is the utmost priority for all of us at the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA). We are consulting with top lupus clinicians and scientists in monitoring the situation posed by the spread of the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) often referred to as COVID-19, across the world and committed to doing […] Read More
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