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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.
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.
Our national lupus research program aggressively seeks to advance the science and medicine of lupus and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.
Learn what makes lupus so different from many other diseases and why lupus is a cruel mystery.