Male Lupus Research

Many people believe lupus primarily is a female disease, since lupus is nearly nine times more common among women of childbearing age compared to males. However, evolving evidence suggests that males with lupus may have a more explosive onset of lupus, and that families that have more than one person with lupus, in which at least one is a male, will have more severe forms of lupus among all affected family members.

There have been too very few studies conducted into the cause, progression or treatment options for male lupus. To address this serious gap, the Foundation established a specific initiative to support basic and clinical high quality, original research related to expanding scientific understanding of lupus in males. Learn more about LFA funded male lupus research.