Levels of Circulating Cell-free DNA Could Help Determine Lupus Activity, Study Suggests

Levels of circulating cell-free DNA can potentially be used as a biomarker for assessing disease activity and monitoring treatment effectiveness in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a study shows.

The study, “High levels of circulating cell free DNA are a biomarker of active SLE,” was published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Recent studies have shown that SLE patients have higher levels of circulating cfDNA than healthy individuals.

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