New NIH Action Plan for Lupus Research

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 5 million people worldwide. You may have heard of it and you probably know someone who has lupus, but what is lupus? Statistics say it affects mostly women but it can affect anyone.

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In this video shared by the Lupus Foundation of America, a new action plan for lupus treatment is discussed. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institute of Health published the ‘NIH Action Plan for Lupus Research’, which identifies and examines opportunities to increase scientific understanding of lupus which will ultimately lead to safer and more effective treatments and, eventually, curative strategies.

Watch the video and listen to Dr. Karen H. Costenbader, director of the Lupus Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, discuss these new strategies and how the treatment options and plans have been evolving towards lupus management.

Interested in knowing more about how to treat lupus? Read more about it here.

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