A new study shows that lupus patients who need to take hydroxychloroquine can be reassured that it does not have a significant risk for serious heart toxicity.
New research shows that use of hydroxychloroquine did not predict prolonged QTc, a key measure of heart rate.
New research shows there is a need for aggressive preventive care to decrease racial health disparities and improve outcomes for lupus patients.
In a recent study, 86 percent of people with lupus and 72 percent of rheumatologists treating lupus agreed that having people fill out short surveys about fatigue, pain, and more helped improve communication.
For the most part, researchers found that people who ate healthy diets were no less likely to develop lupus than people who ate less nutritious diets — with one possible exception.
The findings highlight the importance of conversations between doctors and patients about drug costs.
This discrepancy is especially concerning given that Black and Hispanic women with lupus face a higher risk of pregnancy complications.
Lupus, an autoimmune disease, can be notoriously tricky to diagnose, yet it’s so important to catch it and treat it to help prevent long-term damage to your body.
The difference may be patients’ prolonged exposure to anti-malarial drugs, new research suggests.
Prescribing higher doses of HCQ and adjusting the amount to reach a specific blood level target could help lupus patients avoid blood clots and related complications.
While not everyone with lupus experiences neuropsychiatric symptoms, new research confirms that many do, especially during the first few years after first being diagnosed.
It can sometimes take years to get the right diagnosis of lupus. But knowing what to expect and ask for may speed up the process.
Taking corticosteroid medication plays a role, but it seems that inflammation from the disease itself also affects bone health.
Though more studies are needed, researchers believe there's enough evidence to consider hair loss an ‘indicator of active disease’ in lupus.
Anifrolumab will seek FDA approval.
This is eye-opening and important for lupus patients to know: African Americans with lupus were 18 times more likely than Caucasian patients to suffer a cardiovascular event during a 10-year period.
The anti-malarial drug lowers cholesterol and blood sugar and makes blood less sticky, which is good for reducing blood clots and heart attack risk.
As the temperature increased, so did the risk of rash, joint inflammation, kidney problems, and other lupus symptoms.
A study found proof of heart attack-causing clogged arteries in lupus patients without any heart disease symptoms.
The autoimmune disease lupus can have an impact on your entire body. Here are the facts about common lupus comorbidities and how to prevent and manage them.
People with lupus have a higher risk of blood clots. Future tests for these biomarkers might help tailor their treatment.
What you eat (and don’t eat) might affect your lupus disease activity.
A new study linked a certain strain of bacteria to lupus flares and kidney damage.
The autoimmune disease lupus can affect nearly every part of your body, so the symptoms can be wide-ranging — and confusing.
Omalizumab might help target inflammation in lupus patients and help improve disease activity.
A new study’s findings sound alarming, but doctors don’t want patients to overly worry.
About 35 percent of patients who were ultimately diagnosed with lupus had this less-obvious symptom, compared with just 14 percent of people who didn’t go on to have lupus.
Vague symptoms can make this autoimmune disease challenging to diagnose.
Inflammation may be the underlying factor.
Kristen Towery's disease just did not want to be found.
Black and hispanic patients with lupus are much more likely to experience stroke than white patients. Learn more about lupus and stroke risk factors here.
Two studies presented on June 14 in Amsterdam at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology spell promising results for lupus patients.
Native American patients tend to be diagnosed earlier in life with lupus than do Americans of European descent, and have worse rheumatic disease symptoms.
Lupus patients with early-onset disease are less likely than those with late-onset lupus to suffer from lung disease.
Women who have lupus and who are obese tend to report worse outcomes when it comes to disease activity, depression, pain, and fatigue.
New Research: Lupus patients who consume more omega-3 fatty acids tend to sleep better and to experience decreased depressive symptoms.
Constance Jensina Ulff-Møller, of the Copenhagen Lupus and Vasculitis Clinic at the Rigshospitalet, was conducting a study on the risks relatives of lupus patients have of developing either lupus or another autoimmune disease. And then she realized that there hadn’t...