rheumatology

The MS Cases That Aren’t

November 29, 2010

Doctors classify diseases like zoologists classify animals. A new disease, discovered and described, is placed next to diseases with similar symptoms, causes, and prognosis, which helps inform physicians about the best treatments to initially try. [Read more]

Mapping Why Lupus Discriminates

January 27, 2010

As discussed yesterday, lupus is not an equal-opportunity disease. Ninety percent of lupus cases occur in women, the disease is three times more likely to affect African-American women than Caucasian women, and lupus is more common and severe in [Read more]