Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, Treat

May 30, 2016

MONDAY, May 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Lupus is difficult to diagnose and treat, but scientists are working to learn more about its genetic causes and to develop better treatments.
The autoimmune disease affects between 300,000 and 1.5 million people in the United States, and as many as 24,000 are diagnosed with lupus each year, according […]

Study Suggests Causes for Lupus’ Impact on Immune System

March 8, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, March 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have found new clues that help explain what’s going wrong in the immune systems of people with lupus — insight they hope will lead to new therapies, or help guide current treatment choices.
Lupus has several forms, but the most common is systemic lupus erythematosus […]

Blood Tests May Predict Pregnancy Risks for Women With Lupus

September 29, 2015

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

July 10, 2015

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

June 24, 2015

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

March 19, 2015

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

January 15, 2015

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 […]

Drug Combo Helps Lupus-Related Kidney Condition

November 10, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests.
In a trial of more than 300 Chinese patients with the condition, known as lupus nephritis, those who […]

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 […]

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