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No one understands the spectrum of lupus symptoms better than Leilani Rathule, who was first diagnosed with lupus in 2000 after a debilitating bout of joint pain, muscle aches and extreme fatigue. But it wasn’t until 2004 that she learned lupus had ravaged her kidneys too.
The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that approximately 40% of people with lupus will eventually have to stop working because of their condition. Attorney Anne Kysar has helped people with lupus gain their Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in the Pacific Northwest. Read what Kysar shared with the Foundation.
The 2016 Lupus Insight Prize was awarded today to Ann Marshak-Rothstein, PhD, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center and Professor of Medicine/Rheumatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, for a project with great promise to improve the treatment of lupus-related skin disease.
Research shows that nearly two-thirds of the public knows little or nothing about lupus. However, when Keisha Nathan started experiencing pain in her joints and muscles in 2007, her mother—Althea Kemp—knew exactly what these symptoms could mean.