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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.

Lupus News

  • Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus

    TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Blood tests may identify women with lupus who are at high risk for complications during pregnancy, according to a new study. Lupus is an immune system disorder known to increase the chances of pregnancy problems such as preeclampsia and miscarriage. This new research found that monitoring for certain “biomarkers” — [...]

  • Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders

    FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Close relatives and even the spouses of people with celiac disease appear to face a raised risk for other types of autoimmune disorders, a new analysis suggests. Autoimmune disorders arise when the immune system launches an attack on the body’s own tissue. “The prevalence of celiac disease in first-degree relatives [...]

  • Pregnancy Results Good for Women Who Have Lupus

    Not long ago, women with lupus were often told pregnancy was too risky. But new research confirms that when the disease is under control, women usually have healthy pregnancies and babies.

  • ‘Ground Zero’ Workers at Risk of Autoimmune Diseases: Study

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests. The findings, reported online March 16 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, add to the list of potential health [...]

  • Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asian and Hispanic lupus patients in the United States have lower death rates than whites, blacks or Native Americans with the disease, a new study reveals. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes joint and organ damage. Autoimmune disorders mean the body’s immune system attacks healthy body tissue by [...]

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