Diagnosis and Tests

Diagnosis and Tests

Bone Marrow Therapy and Lupus


Serositis and Lupus

What is it: Serositis and Lupus Serositis is a serious symptom of lupus that requires...

Diagnosis and Tests

Measuring Lupus Disease Activity Over Time

Some say that the only thing constant is change. This can feel especially true...

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...


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

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) and Lupus

This simple blood test doesn’t require a machine – only an hour of waiting on the lab tech’s part. But it can reveal a lot about inflammation in your body, and can help you get closer to a lupus diagnosis. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate tests...

Lupus Symptoms

Overheating, Thyroid Disease, and Lupus

The summer months bring the heat -- and plenty of sweating and hot flashes. Many Lupus Warriors experience heat-intolerance and are at an increased risk of overheating. 🌵☀️ Feeling hot? People with autoimmune diseases frequently experience heat intolerance when the mercury rises. This means the body struggles to regulate temperature,...

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 again find itself with a shortage of tests. Lupus Warriors know all too well how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their lives. New reports now show COVID infections are rising in many European countries. Biden...


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...


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...


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 --...