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Glucocorticoids and Organ Damage in Lupus

Glucocorticoids exposure is strongly associated with irreversible organ damage in systemic lupus erythematosus, researchers report. (Lung disease in women, ©BenSchonewilleShutterstock.com)


Transancestral study findings may lead to improved lupus diagnosis and treatment and solve ethnic disparities.

The first subcutaneous self-injection treatment option for patients with SLE has received approval.

Long-term use of HCQ and low dose aspirin may work to reduce cardiovascular events.

A risk prediction model might be used to identify persons at risk for systemic lupus erythematosus.

Greater vigilance in monitoring for these outcomes and their modifiable risk factors is recommended.

In contradiction to long-standing beliefs, a healthy pregnancy is possible for women who have lupus, Dr. Jill Buyon says.

One in 50 women with lupus could have a child with neonatal lupus, but preventative steroid therapy may be unnecessary.


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