Blood Test Identifies Individuals at High Risk of Developing Lupus

 

New research from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation will help physicians better identify blood relatives of lupus patients at risk for developing the disease.

Lupus is caused by the immune system becoming unbalanced, leading to the development of autoantibodies and chronic inflammation that can damage the body’s tissues and organs. The disease predominantly strikes women and healthy relatives of lupus patients have an increased risk of developing the autoimmune disease compared to the general population.

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