Women’s health in lupus and APS

This is the lay version of the EULAR recommendations for the management of women’s health and family planning in women with lupus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome. The original publication details the recommendations on use of medications, clinical focus points and treatment options. It can be downloaded from the EULAR website: www.eular.org. Andreoli L, et al. EULAR […]

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The management of lupus

Introduction Recommendations give advice to doctors and patients about the best way to treat and manage diseases. EULAR has written recommendations on the management of people with systemic lupus erythematosus (also called SLE or Lupus for short). Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues and causes inflammation. Lupus […]

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Towards a universally accepted definition of remission in lupus

A framework for testing different definitions of remission against long-term outcomes INTRODUCTION Systemic lupus erythematosus (also known as SLE or lupus) is an autoimmune disease. It typically affects women between the ages of 15 and 50, and symptoms flare up unpredictably. Lupus is caused by complicated interactions between the immune system and environmental factors leading […]

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Potential Positive Benefits of Nutritious, Well-balanced Diet in People with Lupus

Cecilia Lourdudoss, Ph.D. student at the Unit for Research Therapy, Inflammatory Diseases (ClinTRID), Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, spoke with the Lupus Foundation of America recently about her latest research findings on the association of diet and steroid use in people with lupus, published in Lupus Science & Medicine. In this study, vitamin D was […]

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New drug atacicept may help to prevent SLE flares

High-dose atacicept prevented disease flares, although there were some safety concerns. INTRODUCTION Systemic lupus erythematosus (also known as SLE or lupus) is an autoimmune disease. It typically starts in women between the ages of 15 and 45, but can affect both genders. The cause of SLE is not known, and symptoms can vary from patient […]

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Metabolic syndrome is common in patients with SLE, but can be managed

SLE and metabolic syndrome may be related, and patients with SLE are more likely to develop cardiovascular problems. INTRODUCTION Systemic lupus erythematosus (also called lupus or SLE) is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues in the skin, joints and internal organs. This can cause rashes, pain, swelling and fatigue (extreme […]

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