Access: Lupus Research -- Male Lupus
Research Summaries from 2010
Risk Factors for Heart Disease in People with Lupus
Although it is known that people with lupus are at greater risk for coronary heart disease (CHD), very little is known about which people with lupus really are at risk and which are not. This study confirms certain “classic” risk factors for CHD like high cholesterol or blood pressure, smoking, and a family history of CHD, as well as some lupus-related characteristics (i.e., azathioprine treatment, high creatinine levels), which might increase CHD risk.
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Research Summaries from 2007
Medication use and infertility in men with lupus
Because lupus can affect almost every organ system in the body, men who develop lupus may have concerns about their fertility, especially since the presence of antisperm antibodies has been observed in a significant percentage of lupus patients. The researchers sought to determine the frequency and possible causes of sperm damage in men with lupus. The researchers found a high frequency of sperm abnormalities in men with lupus, including lower sperm counts and reduced sperm mobility. Both of these conditions are linked to male infertility.
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