Author Archives: Janet Stewart, MSc

Rituxan Successfully Treated Severe Neuropsychiatric Lupus, Case Report Says

A 49-year-old woman with severe demyelinating syndrome systemic lupus erythematosus (DS-SLE), where lupus affects the white matter in the brain, was successfully treated with Genentech‘s Rituxan (rituximab), along with other medications. The case report, “Severe neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus successfully treated with rituximab: an alternative to…

Scientists Studying Mice Isolate T-bet Protein, a Possible Trigger for Lupus, Other Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers at Denver’s National Jewish Health have prevented autoimmune disease in mice prone to a lupus-like illness by eliminating a protein called T-bet. This protein, which helps transform a type of white blood cell into an age-associated B-cell (ABC), may be a possible therapeutic target for treating lupus, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease…