Category Archives: Lupus

Diseases That Cause Rashes and Other Skin Problems Also Can Trigger Serious Neurological Conditions

Newswise — MAYWOOD, Ill. – Diseases such as lupus that cause rashes and other skin problems also can trigger migraine headaches, strokes and other serious neurological conditions, according to an article by Loyola University Medical Center physicians. The article, published … Continue reading

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Rheumatologic diseases like lupus can initially look like neurological disorders

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Lupus and other rheumatologic diseases can initially present as neurological disorders such as headaches and seizures, and thus delay diagnosis for many months, according to Loyola University Medical Center neurologists. Moreover, treatments for rheumatologic disorders can cause … Continue reading

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One in 6 lupus patients readmitted to hospital within 30 days of discharge

A new study reveals that one in six patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), … Continue reading

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Putting lupus in permanent remission

CHICAGO — Northwestern Medicine® scientists have successfully tested a nontoxic therapy that suppresses Lupus in blood samples of people with the autoimmune disease. This is a positive step toward one day developing a vaccine-like therapy that could keep Lupus in … Continue reading

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Autism risk goes up for children whose mothers have lupus

Newswise — SAN DIEGO – According to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego, children born to mothers with lupus may be at twice the risk of autism spectrum disorders than those … Continue reading

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Lupus rate tied to uranium exposure

People living near a former uranium ore processing facility in Ohio are experiencing a higher than average rate of lupus, according a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Lupus is … Continue reading

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New lupus risk factor, chronic exposure to staph bacteria, found by Mayo researchers

Chronic exposure to even small amounts of staph bacteria could be a risk factor for the chronic inflammatory disease lupus, Mayo Clinic research shows. Staph, short for Staphylococcus aureus, is a germ commonly found on the skin or in the … Continue reading

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Lupus may be treatable with stem cell injections

GERMAN TOWN, Md., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — With a patient’s own adult stem cells, there is new hope for the intractable autoimmune disease lupus - systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - which is difficult to cure. RNL BIO’s research team … Continue reading

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RA, T1D, lupus, Graves: new gene finding

(August 14, 2011–Toronto, ON) Scientists at Mount Sinai Hospital, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Toronto, University Health Network and McGill University have obtained significant new insights into the causes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune disorders … Continue reading

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Gardasil does not make lupus worse: new study

Results of a Chinese study showed that the HPV vaccine did not have significant effects on the number of disease flares or antibody measures in patients with inactive SLE receiving stable doses of medications after administration, and therefore was determined … Continue reading

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Lupus patients could benefit from new test

Five million people worldwide suffer from the chronic rheumatic disease SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus. Together with rheumatologists, researchers at Lund University in Sweden are on the way to developing a new test that could resolve a number of question marks … Continue reading

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Lupus drug Benlysta approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Benlysta (belimumab) to treat patients with active, autoantibody-positive lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) who are receiving standard therapy, including corticosteroids, antimalarials, immunosuppressives, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Benlysta is delivered directly into a vein … Continue reading

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