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Rheumatic Reading List October 2021

Hello Warriors!

Here's a list of the articles that you may find helpful and interesting if you have a rheumatic autoimmune disease.

COVID-19 Articles

Lupus-Related Kidney Disease Predicts More Severe Cases of COVID-19

  • "Data from 48 case studies of people with lupus from around the world revealed that those with lupus nephritis (LN, lupus-related kidney disease) were roughly five times more likely to develop severe to critical COVID-19 compared to people with lupus without LN."

Dr. Roach: Guillain-Barre syndrome is an autoimmune response

Patient and Advocacy Stories

Commentary: My Life with Lupus

  • "Over the past few months, I have been in a constant struggle with lupus - an autoimmune disease that can devastate the body in nearly every way imaginable."

Lupus Advocate Raises Awareness for Black Men With Condition

  • “Male systemic lupus erythematosus is often an overlooked diagnosis and not considered as much as it should be,” says Magdalena Cadet, MD, an NYC based clinical rheumatologist. “A common myth that most individuals believe is that the autoimmune disease only occurs in women. This is simply not true.”

"I'm afraid that this will eventually kill me": Newbridge woman alleges that council home is infested with mould

  • "Ms Dillon also said that she has recently been diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome, which is a disorder of the immune system identified by having dry eyes and a dry mouth; which she also believes may have developed as a result of living in her home."

News Articles

Sjögren’s Foundation Recognizes Volunteers

  • "Every year, the Foundation recognizes our most dedicated volunteers through awards that are announced during the Conference. The Foundation could not accomplish all that we do without the hard work and dedication of volunteers like these awardees,” the foundation stated in a press release."

The 6 reasons your child’s skin may appear ‘mottled’ and when to dial 999

The Truth About Carrie Ann Inaba’s Health Struggles

  • Though it’s scary to be vulnerable and easy to hide the suffering behind closed doors, Carrie Ann Inaba has been extremely candid about her conditions.

How Venus Williams Copes With Sjögren's Syndrome"

Research and Studies

Megakaryocyte Expansion May Contribute to Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and Primary Sjögren Syndrome

Evaluation of lupus arthritis using frequency domain optical imaging

Horizon Therapeutics plc Announces New Development Programs at Virtual R&D Day

Damage to the endothelium in Sjögren's syndrome: lack of correlation with antinuclear antibody titre and presence of antibodies to SSA or SSB autoantigens.

Free Resource

Free Worksheet - Daily Lupus Tracker Worksheet

  • We created a free worksheet that you can use to help track your daily lupus symptoms.

  • You can get a copy of this worksheet by visiting our This page.

  • I am working on developing a similar worksheet for Sjögren's patients, so stay tuned!

As always we hope that you are taking care of your body in the best way you know how.

Wishing everyone a happy start to fall.

Wishing you Health and Happiness, 💜


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