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Transplantation of Placenta Cells May Halt Inflammation in Lupus Patients

Transplantation of Placenta Cells May Halt Inflammation in Lupus Patients

The transplantation of human placental cells was found to suppress immune and inflammatory responses in a mouse model of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), suggesting a potential new therapeutic strategy for lupus, a study shows.

The study, “Therapeutic effect of human amniotic epithelial cells in murine models of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Systemic lupus erythematosus,” was published in the journal Cytotherapy.

Infection Is Leading Cause of Death in Lupus Patients in China

Infection Is Leading Cause of Death in Lupus Patients in China

In China, mortality rates are higher among women with systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE) than men, with infection being the leading cause of death, a study reports.

According to the researchers, risk factors for poorer outcomes include older age at disease onset, infection, autoimmune anemia, low platelet levels, and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Study reveals early signs of cardiac impairment in patients with newly diagnosed lupus

Study reveals early signs of cardiac impairment in patients with newly diagnosed lupus

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in patients with lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease. In a new study in Arthritis & Rheumatology—a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology—imaging tests revealed signs of cardiac impairment in patients newly diagnosed with lupus, even before any symptoms of chest discomfort.