Women who have gone through the trauma of having a stillbirth are four times more likely to develop Lupus than women with an uncomplicated livebirth, according to a University of Manchester study.
The researchers found a link between stillbirth and connective tissue disorders though Lupus had by far the strongest association.
Connective tissue disorders are a group of disorders involving the tissue that supports organs and other parts of the body
They also showed that the first signs of Lupus – the presence of antibodies – could appear up to five years after stillbirth without symptoms
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.