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Coronavirus and Lupus | Things to Know

Medications

Cenerimod: A Potential New Lupus Medication

Research is underway to measure the effectiveness of Cenerimod, a new lupus medication. Early...

Federal Assistance

NIH Funding and Lupus

The National Institute of Health, or NIH, is a part of the federal government...

Research

What is the World Health Organization?

The World Health Organization is an international organization dedicated to improving the health of people all over the world through education, aid work, & research. Who is the WHO? (For once, I'm not talking about the rock opera writing, legendary band!) The World...

Medications

TULIP 2 Phase III and Type 1 Interferon Lupus Treatments

Anifrolumab, a promising type 1 interferon medication, passed its second Phase III trial. The new treatment is now eligible for approval for the treatment of lupus. Type 1 interferon medications are promising candidates for treating lupus because they reduce inflammation and temper...

Lupus Stats

Mortality Rates, Treatment Effectiveness, & Lupus

Are new lupus treatment strategies keeping people healthier? A 42-year longitudinal study found improved health outcomes and decreased mortality for people living with lupus. Measuring the success of lupus treatments can be a challenge. Though a number of tools have been developed, they...

Lupus Symptoms

Butterfly Rash (Malar): Telltale Lupus Symptom?

The butterfly rash is a reddish purple facial rash that appears on the faces of many Lupus Warriors. 31% - 65% of people with lupus experience the skin symptom. Many associations, funds, bloggers, and lupus advocates include a butterfly in their logos. This symbol is common as a reference to the...

Research

Spotlight On: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.

As both a board-certified rheumatologist and internationally-acclaimed researcher, Dr. Judith James has been instrumental in improving the lives of people with lupus & other rheumatic diseases. Even as a child, Judith James was planning for a career in medicine. “When I was 4, I told my pediatrician that I...

Day-to-Day Living

Smoking, e-Cigarettes, Nicotine, & Lupus

Many of the dangers of smoking cigarettes, including cancers, COPD, and emphysema, are well known. For Lupus Warriors, it's also important to understand the impacts of nicotine on the immune system. Cigarette smoke, including secondhand smoke, is well-known as a risk factor for different kinds of cancers, infections, cardiovascular...

Research

Lupus Research: Strategies & Methods

Lupus research is critical for developing new treatments, diagnostics, and wellness strategies. There are often more questions than answers when it comes to lupus research. It can be quite frustrating to see contradictory information about treatments or lifestyle changes. After reading enough articles on the internet about lupus research, you may...

Lupus Symptoms

Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, & Lupus

Difficulties with memory and recall are common challenges with lupus. And, new research suggests SLE can increase the risk of dementia. Many Lupus Warriors experience feelings of confusion and forgetfulness as a result of lupus. In fact, surveys have shown that up to 60% of people with lupus will experience this...

Living with Lupus

Benlysta as an Add-On Treatment: German Cohort

New research examines belimumab, better known by the brand name, Benlysta, as an add-on therapy for people with lupus. Researchers in Germany conducted an observational study of Benlysta use in the real world as an add-on treatment for lupus (SLE). After using Benlysta for 6 months, 78% of people experienced at least...