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Photosensitivity or abnormal light sensitivity is very complex and is a major symptom of lupus. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) loosely defines photosensitivity as "a skin rash as a result of unusual reaction to sunlight." Two-thirds of people with lupus have increased sensitivity to ultraviolet rays, either from sunlight or from artificial inside light, such as fluorescent light -- or both.
New study reinforces need for Patients’ Access to Treatments Act (H.R. 460) to reduce excessive financial burden placed on people with chronic diseases
Cell based therapies are a growing interest in all areas of medicine as they are viewed as long term solutions rather than temporary fixes. A recent journal article highlights progress made in better understanding the potential for two basic types of adult stem cells.
Lupus nephritis, which can damage and scar the kidneys, is one of the most common and serious complications of lupus. This new study suggests that with the right induction regimen, it may be possible to avoid maintenance (long-term) treatment with oral steroids.
As a multitalented entertainer and successful television personality and entrepreneur, Nick Cannon has a lot on his plate. The 32-year old husband and father of two, who battles with lupus nephritis (kidney disease), took on another role: lupus awareness advocate.
A new study conducted at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) suggests that neuroimaging methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may help identify biomarkers for children with NPSLE, particularly those with cognitive impairments.
In our ongoing endeavor to develop and implement programs that target specific segments of the lupus population, LFA -DC/MD/VA has made great strides towards providing valuable resources that enhance quality of life for the Hispanic/Latino population.