Medical News Today: Lupus: Low vitamin D may raise risk of kidney failure

Medical News Today: Lupus: Low vitamin D may raise risk of kidney failure

Dr. Michelle A. Petri, Ph.D., director of the Hopkins Lupus Center is the lead author of the study, and the findings were presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation throughout the body. This occurs because the body does not recognize its own tissues and starts attacking them. The disease can affect various organ systems, from the cardiovascular and immune systems to vital organs such as the lungs and the kidneys. As Dr. Petri and her colleagues write in their paper, levels...

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