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Lupus treatment gets help from nephrologists

Nephrologists from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) are investigating the key causes of lupus nephritis – an autoimmune disease that can cause kidney failure. Lupus causes chronic inflammation due to the immune system attacking itself. Like many autoimmune diseases, the cause of lupus is unknown but it can affect numerous parts of here to read more

Fibromyalgia may be confused with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus

Fibromyalgia is a condition that is easily confused with other health issues, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. For the latest study researchers had participants complete the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) and the Symptom Impact Questionnaire (SIQ). The questionnaires were used to determine specific features that could outline differences between fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and here to read more


Sjögren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus overlap

Inflammatory systemic autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Sjögren’s syndrome, have all been found to overlap. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to produce antibodies that produce widespread inflammation all over the body and can result in tissue damage. Any part of the body, including the skin, joints, brain, here to read more

Is There Anything You Can Do to Prevent Vasculitis?

No one will blame you if you’d never heard of vasculitis before actor Ashton Kutcher announced his battle with it. It’s quite rare. There isn’t a ton of data on how rare, but one study from 2014 estimated that it killed roughly 8,000 Americans between 1999 and 2010. Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that happens here to read more

Causes and Treatment of Muscle Twitches

At some point, you’ve experienced a muscle twitch. Maybe they’re infrequent, or perhaps you experience them on the regular, but should you be concerned? Muscle twitches can be short or long in duration, but most of all, they can be irritating. A muscle twitch is an involuntary contraction of the fibers that make up the here to read more