Severance Hospital Korea finds new treatment method for lupus nephritis

 Professors Lee Sang-won  and Lee Sang-kyu

Professors Lee Sang-won  and Lee Sang-kyu

Researchers at Severance Hospital have successfully found a treatment method for lupus nephritis that controls the transcription factor of inflammatory T cells.

Although clinical studies of biological agents targeting autoimmune cells or substances are underway, no new therapeutic agents have shown superior efficacy in lupus nephritis, according to Severance. Steroid-based injections of anti-cancer agents and oral immunosuppressant are the existing treatment methods.

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