This study examined the relationship between fluctuating levels of vitamin D during different seasons, characterized by differing amounts of light exposure, while patients experienced lupus flares.
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Establishing agreement on what constitutes a flare of lupus kidney disease could help identify the true status of the kidney in people with lupus.
Lupus doesn’t have one clear origin. Researchers believe it results from a complex equation of multiple factors. One part of the equation is your genetic makeup; another involves the hormones that regulate much of your body’s functions. A third is your environment.
The researchers hoped to create an internationally agreed-upon definition of a lupus flare that would have practical applications for clinical trial designs.
LFA-FLARE Definition Will Make Significant Contribution to Lupus Clinical Research
There are a number of treatments used for lupus nephritis, but none of them are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The researchers hoped to compare the efficacy and safety of MMF and azathioprine as maintenance therapy.
The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between levels of vitamin D in the blood and lupus disease activity.
Many people with lupus ask, “Is there anything I can do to improve my health?” If you’re a smoker, the answer is yes: Stop smoking! More than any other lifestyle choice you can make, that will have the greatest positive impact on your lupus and overall health.
Our Annual Lupus Symposium in Augusta has moved to March 22, 2014!
LFA support groups provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with this chronic illness.