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Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report

August 19, 2014

TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says.
Treatments for rheumatic diseases can also cause these types of symptoms, according to neurologists at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. [...]


Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

August 11, 2014

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One in six hospitalized lupus patients requires readmission to the hospital within a month after discharge, according to a new study.
While patients’ disease severity contributed to readmission rates, other population differences suggest hospitals might be able to reduce rehospitalizations through better discharge plans and [...]


10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC

November 7, 2013

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) — More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, and almost half of them can’t perform normal daily activities because of the disease, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Aging and obesity are the chief culprits behind this growing health problem, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and [...]


Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds

October 29, 2013

TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Young, black women are at higher risk for lupus and suffer more life-threatening complications than white women, a new study says.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes symptoms such as fatigue, fever, rashes and joint pain. It can lead to serious organ damage, and occurs more often in women [...]


Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

October 28, 2013

Women with lupus are twice as likely to have a child with autism compared to mothers without the autoimmune disease, new, preliminary research finds. However, the overall risk is still low and the findings won’t change the management of women with lupus, said one expert.


Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds

October 28, 2013

MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) — Headaches are common in people with lupus, but are not linked to disease activity, according to a new study.
Researchers reviewed records for more than 1,700 people with lupus, an autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joints and organs, and looked at the headaches they experienced over a number of [...]


Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds

October 26, 2013

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) — Many poorer patients with the autoimmune disease lupus don’t take their medications as prescribed, a new U.S. study suggests.
Researchers found that lupus patients on Medicaid — the public health insurance program for the poor — were often not sticking with their prescriptions. Over six months, patients [...]


Women With Lupus Seem at Higher Risk for Hip Fractures

July 4, 2013

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 4 (HealthDay News) — Women with lupus — the autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joints and organs — also are at higher risk of a hip fracture known as a cervical fracture, new research from Taiwan suggests.
Dr. Shu-Hung Wang, of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and his colleagues evaluated [...]


Lupus May Be Linked to Serious Pregnancy Complication

November 2, 2012

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 [...]


Genes May Give Clues to Severe Form of Lupus

January 18, 2012

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 [...]



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