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A "promising time" for lupus research

HealthDay News has a nice round-up today of the latest in the diagnosis and treatment of the autoimmune disease lupus. Progress, the piece emphasizes, is being made:

“It’s a very promising time in lupus research. It’s reminiscent of where rheumatoid arthritis was 10 to 15 years ago when many patients ended up in wheelchairs. I don’t see many rheumatoid arthritis patients in wheelchairs anymore,” [Kenneth Kalunian, MD, a professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Diego] said.

Previously: Promising results in lupus studyResearch shows why lupus may be more common in black, Asian people and Learning about lupus

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