Antibodies that go rogue and attack healthy tissue identified in patients with severe COVID.
The World Health Organisation has suspended the use of hydroxychloroquine in a global drug trial.
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In the hope of finding a cure for COVID-19, it is easy to get lost in the hype. But chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine should for now be set aside.
A chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in Kolkata,India
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With recent calls for their use in combating COVID-19, there are concerns that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine might become unavailable to people who need them.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition.
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A drug created to target this gene was found to be effective in treating autoimmune conditions like lupus and psoriasis.
Tennis player Venus Williams may have Sjögren’s syndrome but here she was, earlier this year, competing in the Miami Open.
Sjögren’s syndrome has no cure. Here's how it affects the body and what the future might bring for people with this challenging autoimmune disease.
Lupus is the body’s immune system attacking itself.
A new study has provided further proof of a link between stress and auto-immune disorders.
Women’s immune systems mount a significantly stronger response against invaders.
Women have evolved to have stronger immunity than men. But this comes with downsides -
women are more likely to have autoimmune diseases due to their "reactive" immune systems.
A molecule in parasitic worms could explain why some worm infections can treat a range of autoimmune diseases, including…
The death of immune system cells is an important safeguard against the development of autoimmune diseases, according to new…
Indigenous Australians are one of the minority groups with high rates of lupus.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory systemic autoimmune disorder. It affects various tissues of the body, particularly the heart, joints, lungs, skin and kidneys. An autoimmune illness is one in which body’s…