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Diagnosis and Tests

Diagnosis and Tests

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and Lupus

Lupus Symptoms

Overheating, Thyroid Disease, and Lupus

The summer months bring the heat -- and plenty of sweating and hot flashes....

Diagnosis and Tests

Lack of COVID-19 Tests Could Again Be Issue for Lupus Warriors

As COVID-19 infections are rebounding across many European countries, the United States could yet...

Research

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, Cellular Therapy, and Lupus

Cellular therapy, such as Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, might succeed where other lupus treatments fail for people with SLE.  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases involve body’s natural inflammatory response, which the body uses to fight...

Diagnosis

Lupus Retinopathy and Diagnosis

Retinopathy, damage to the retina, is one of the key early potential symptoms that point to a diagnosis of lupus. With a lupus diagnosis, the earlier the better, and the eye-related symptoms of lupus can be a key warning sign that other symptoms are on the...

Diagnosis and Tests

Frequency Domain Optical Imaging and Lupus Disease Progression

Frequency Domain Optical Imaging is a potential method for diagnosing inflammation-related arthritis in people with SLE. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease, where the body's immune system attacks organs throughout the body. However, SLE's most frequent target is the joints, leading to...

Diagnosis

Infectious Processes and Lupus

Infections from pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and fungi are a major issue for people with lupus. They may even serve as a catalyst for symptoms of autoimmunity. Systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, is a chronic autoimmune disease with a wide range of symptoms --...

Diagnosis and Tests

Measuring Lupus Disease Activity Over Time

Some say that the only thing constant is change. This can feel especially true for Lupus Warriors. Despite the value of tracking disease activity, measuring lupus disease activity remains a challenge. Accurate, reliable measurements of disease activity are a crucial element of healthcare and research. Identifying changes in lupus disease...

Diagnosis

AI, Machine-Based Learning Software, and Lupus

Will artificial intelligence help us better understand lupus? The answer is yes, through the process of machine learning. (Powered by the correct data of course) “Machine learning” is a term for a type of artificial intelligence or “AI” that adapts and changes how it...

Diagnosis and Tests

FDA Approves Aurinia Pharmaceuticals’ LUPKYNIS for Adult Patients with Active Lupus Nephritis

LUPKYNIS (voclosporin) is the first FDA-approved oral therapy for lupus nephritis, a condition that causes irreversible kidney damage and increases the risk of kidney failure, cardiac events, and death. On Monday, January 25, 2021, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved LUPKYNIS (voclosporin) to...

Diagnosis and Tests

New Lab Test Identifies Lupus Flare Risk 12 Weeks in Advance

New blood test, aiSLE™ DX Flare Risk Index, identifies lupus flare risk up to 12 weeks in advance. The lab test is now available for clinical use. Note: Progentec Diagnostics, Inc., the company that developed aiSLE™ DX Flare Risk Index, also powers LupusCornerLife with lupus comes...

Day-to-Day Living

Patient-Reported Outcomes, Quality of Life, and Lupus

Many aspects of lupus can't be recorded with tests. Patient-reported outcomes help Lupus Warriors and researchers better understand the impact of SLE. For Lupus Warriors, trusting your instincts is the way to go. You know the early warning signs of your flares. You know your...