Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that, depending on the severity, can harm the skin, kidneys, heart, nervous system, blood cells, and more. Lupus symptoms vary widely and can include fatigue, joint pain, swelling, fever, and rashes. Other types of lupus include discoid or cutaneous lupus, drug-induced systemic lupus, neonatal lupus, and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that pregnant women with the autoimmune disease lupus may have a twofold increased risk of preeclampsia, a dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Preeclampsia can lead to serious health problems such as seizure, stroke and organ failure and cause the [...]
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have identified a DNA sequence that appears to speed up the progression of lupus, an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues. “Enhancers” are DNA sequences that accelerate the activation of neighboring genes, according to Italian researchers. In the case of lupus, researchers identified a [...]
SATURDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) — Pregnancy is safe for most women with stable lupus, a new study indicates. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect many organs of the body and cause arthritis, fatigue and rashes. Lupus has been known to cause complications for pregnant women. The disease occurs mostly in women, [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 24 (HealthDay News) — For years now, doctors have made slow, incremental progress in the treatment of lupus, a chronic autoimmune condition that can wrack the body and seriously affect a person’s health. But researchers now are preparing for a potential major leap forward. A new medication that could be an [...]
FRIDAY, Dec. 17 (HealthDay News) — Children and adults with kidney disease caused by the autoimmune disease lupus have a higher risk of death than those with other types of kidney disease, researchers have found. Systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known as lupus, affects one or more parts of the body, such as the eyes, joints, skin, [...]