From our latest Lupus Research e-newsletter
Children with lupus often face unique challenges because their disease can be more severe and may require more aggressive treatments. Lupus or its treatments may have lasting biological effects. However, little is known about growth and development in children with lupus. The researchers examined possible impairments in growth, such as height, among children with lupus of varying ages and also depending on how long they have had lupus. Possible effects of steroid treatments on height were also specifically examined.