The National Institutes of Health estimates up to 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and that the prevalence is rising. Autoimmune disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in female children and women in all age groups up to 64 years of age. Lupus, in particular, is more prevalent in women, and requires a team approach to treatment.
Though only halfway through the year, 2018 has already seen a number of advancements in diagnosis and understanding of Lupus:
Lupus treatment generates positive results in Phase III clinical trial
New theory on why more women than men develop autoimmune diseases
Blood markers identify lupus risk, Feinstein Institute researchers find
How the virus behind ‘kissing disease’ may increase your risk for autoimmune diseases like lupus