October 01, 2010

A Self-Assessed Lupus Organ Damage Instrument

From our research newsletter

When a person has a flare of lupus disease activity, the main goal of most treatments is to bring the inflammation under control. However, after the flare dies down, there may be some damage left, which is important to know about. By predicting the kind of damage that some people are more prone to, steps might be taken to prevent this damage. The researchers hoped to learn whether a lupus damage questionnaire, filled out by lupus patients instead of their doctors, would be accurate and/or useful.

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