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May Lupus Awareness Month

NEW YORK, NY – May 1, 2012 – Lupus Awareness Month starts today and the push is on to be on the lookout for this disease. If you often feel tired and achy, ask your healthcare professional if it could be lupus. And if you’re a doctor faced with a patient describing these symptoms, don’t dismiss her. Too often, lupus is not considered by either patients or healthcare professionals.

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May 7, 2012   No Comments

New Guidelines to Help Diagnose and Treat Lupus Nephritis

The American College of Rheumatology issued new guidelines for the screening and management of kidney disease referred to as lupus nephritis.  An estimated one third of people with lupus are affected by lupus nephritis – a serious manifestation of lupus in which the immune system attacks the kidneys.  While nine out of 10 people with lupus are women, men with the disease tend to have more severe consequences and are more prone to lupus nephritis. A past recipient of grants from the Lupus Research Institute served as lead author of the guidelines — Dr.

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May 5, 2012   No Comments