Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus, the disease that was the focus of this research, is a condition in which the immune system strikes up the formation of antibodies that cause inflammation that, without proper treatment, severely damages organs and healthy tissue. In other words, the immune system turns on the body’s healthy tissue instead of the outside factors that initiate such a reaction. Moreover, this disease is a very difficult one for doctors to diagnose because its symptoms resemble those of so many other major and minor health conditions. Thus, a breakthrough in the search for an effective method of treatment is a vital one, considering there are 16,000 patients who are diagnosed each year with SLE. So this news would come as welcomed information for both the medical community and patients.