Access: Lupus Research -- Remission
Research Summaries from 2009
The Effect of Antimalarials Over Time for People with Lupus
There is some evidence that when people with lupus get older -- into their 60s and later -- lupus disease activity may lessen, with fewer flares and milder symptoms, or even disappear. This may be because the immune system usually slows down as people age, so autoimmune disease activity could also decrease. Some studies have shown that individuals who develop lupus late in life have more moderate disease than people who develop lupus when they are young. Like other lupus patients whose lupus disease is less active, older patients may continue to take antimalarial medicine to treat or prevent flares.
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