Trigger may be Uncovered for Lupus, Other Autoimmune Diseases

Lupus News Today—June 28, 2016

Lupus News Today’s Alisa Woods reports that recent research by Mary K. Crow, MD, a rheumatologist and physician-in-chief at Hospital for Special Surgery indicates that there are triggers for autoimmune disorders that could shed light on how many diseases develop, including lupus.

According to Dr. Crow, "In a number of these diseases, such as lupus and Sjogren’s syndrome, a class of interferon known as type 1 interferon is made in abundance and plays a key role, contributing to the immune dysfunction."

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