Lupus Flare and Immune Responses During Flares

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Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and affects all the major organs of the body. Being a systemic inflammatory disorder, lupus commonly presents a multitude of symptoms. It’s a very individual disease as it affects people in different ways, which results in different treatment options for different people.

Interested in knowing what the symptoms of lupus are? Read more about it here.

Lupus is a complex disease with more questions than answers. Research has been evolving and scientist and doctors are exploring several facts about lupus, especially what causes an acute episode or flare of symptoms.

But what is a flare? A flare is basically when your lupus is active and it differs from person to person.

In this video, shared by Emory University, listen to Dr. Ignacio Sanz and postdoc Christopher Tipton, from Emory University, talk about their research and how they have been examining the spectrum of immune responses during a lupus flare. Watch the video to learn more about it.

Read more about five lupus treatments you should know about.

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