RA Drug Slows Damage of Rare Disease
Inflammation is at the root of many common diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis. As such, it may be possible that certain rheumatoid arthritis drugs also can treat other inflammatory diseases.
More Safety Points for HPV Vaccine
The vaccine recommended for boys and girls to prevent HPV, an infection that can cause cervical and other cancers, has been shown not to cause diabetes, lupus or similar diseases in young women.
New Guidelines for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) may involve chronic inflammation of one or more of the patient’s joints. Most patient see inflammation before the age of 16. Recent treatment advances have improved lifestyle and long-term results for these patients.
Diagnosing Childhood Arthritis
Lab tests alone cannot diagnose arthritis in children, additional information about the child is needed to effectively identify the disease.
Lupus Loophole Turns Out to be Dead-End
Even though pediatric lupus patients are at increased risk of developing heart disease as adults, statin drugs, which lower cholesterol, do not provide enough benefit to warrant use in these patients. Children with lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes widespread inflammation and organ damage, often exhibit early signs of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) putting them at risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center wanted to find a way to lower this risk and turned to statin drugs for the study. The randomized trial included 221 partici...