rheumatology
Lupus

Lupus risk increased with trauma

Women exposed to trauma and post traumatic stress have an almost three-fold increased risk of lupus, new research shows. The longitudinal US study of almost 55,000 women participating in the Nurse’s study identified 73 cases of incident lupus during the 24-year follow-up. Lifetime exposure to trauma, regardless of PTSD symptoms, was strongly associated with the ...

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