Company aims to radically improve lupus care

Published: Sunday, October 6, 2019 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK

Lupus is chronic autoimmune condition with devastating effects. The disease is difficult to diagnose. Its course is unpredictable. There is no cure and few FDA-approved medications. Patients who have lupus live with its impact for the rest of their lives.

At times, the disease flares up and gets worse; in remission, symptoms get better or temporarily disappear. Periods of intense lupus symptoms, known as disease flares or flare-ups, can seem to appear at random. These episodes may start with fatigue and fever, joint pain, headaches, confusion and memory loss. They often progress to kidney damage and inflammation throughout the body, as the lupus patient’s immune system attacks the body’s healthy cells.

A patient with lupus doesn’t know when a flare is going to occur, so in addition to the physical toll, it is a weighty mental burden, never knowing when or where the pain will start.

Progentec Diagnostics, with licensed technology from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), is developing new solutions to bring greater consistency to the lives of people with lupus.

Read the story on NewsOK.com.

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