A team of lupus researchers has identified a potential new biomarker that may be helpful in determining whether a person with lupus is at risk for developing organ damage.
The researchers hoped to learn about the genetic contributions to lupus susceptibility and how this might relate to specific lupus-related phenotypes, such as the presence of specific autoantibodies.
The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship among hsCRP, lupus disease activity, and the risk of cardiovascular disease in individuals with lupus.
A study published in a recent issue of the journal Lupus characterizes a new potential biomarker of fatigue in people with lupus.
The development of a single test that can simultaneously measure several different autoantibodies important in lupus could be important and useful.
The results of this study highlight the important role of lupus anticoagulant, as well as that of a previous blood clot, in adverse pregnancy outcomes.
The results of this study reveal differences in autoantibody profiles over time in people with lupus, with important ethnicity-related differences, and their relationship to lupus-mediated organ damage over time.
The researchers hoped to learn about the degree to which sex-specific genetic differences contribute to the susceptibility to developing lupus.