Learning About Lupus

May is Lupus Awareness Month. It is a disease that is relatively common in the Caribbean yet many of us are unfamiliar with the condition.

Lupus is an autoimmune condition that can affect almost every system in the body and can range from being very mild with occasional symptoms to a severe life-threatening condition with difficult flares. The immune system is geared towards protecting the body from invaders such as viruses and bacteria.

In an autoimmune condition, the immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Whilst there are forms of lupus that affect only the skin, usually when speaking of lupus, doctors are referring to the systemic lupus where the internal organs are also involved.

Few AIM-listed drug development companies have late-stage clinical assets in the pipeline, ImmuPharma plc (LON:IMM) is an exception. The Company’s lead compound, Lupuzor™, a potential treatment for Lupus, has completed Phase 3 trial of dosing patients across the US, Europe and Mauritius with top line results announced.

Click to view all articles for the EPIC:
Or click to view the full company profile:
    Share on facebook
    Facebook
    Share on twitter
    Twitter
    Share on linkedin
    LinkedIn
    Immupharma Plc

    More articles like this

    Immupharma Plc

    ImmuPharma Change of Registered Office Address

    ImmuPharma PLC (LON:IMM), the specialist drug discovery and development company, has today announced that with immediate effect, its registered office address has been changed to: One Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7BL.

    Immupharma Plc

    ImmuPharma Change of AGM Venue

    ImmuPharma PLC (LON:IMM), the specialist drug discovery and development company, today announced that the Company’s Annual General Meeting confirmed for Thursday, 18 June 2020 @ 10.30am, will now be held at: 52 Grosvenor Garden, London SW1W 0AU. The COVID-19 Guidance rules

    Immupharma Plc

    Lupus Latest Facts: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Lupus is a relatively rare inflammatory disease. In the US 1.5 million are currently living with the condition. It is an autoimmune disease that can affect various organs including the skin, joints, kidneys, and brain. What are the

    Immupharma Plc

    Selena Gomez urges fans to join the fight against Lupus

    US singer Selena Gomez has urged her fans across the world to join the fight against Lupus, an autoimmune disease. The disease leads to the body’s immune system becoming hyperactive, attacking normal and healthy tissues. On World Lupus

    Immupharma Plc

    Understanding Lupus

    Lupus is a chronic (long-term) disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system — the body system that usually fights infections — attacks