Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 24th, 2005
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, particularly of the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys. Patients with lupus produce antibodies against their own proteins. Patients also have immune T cells that produce interleukin (IL)-2, which normally usually protects against infection, at lower than typical levels.
In a study in the April 1, 2005, print edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, George Tsokos...
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