Nov. 16, 2011

Possible Marker to Predict Organ Involvement in Lupus

A challenge for doctors is being able to identify which of their lupus patients are at risk for organ damage and when to initiate appropriate treatment for potentially life-threatening complications. During the 2011 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, two University of California lupus researchers, Dr. Deborah McCurdy, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, and Dr. Ornella Rullo, Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, presented data from their study that suggested elevated levels of osteopontin may signal the onset of organ damage in lupus.

Presenters: Deborah McCurdy, MD and Ornella Rullo, MD

Presentation date: November 16, 2011

Length: Six minutes

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