Scientists have long known lupus has a strong genetic component, but there also must be environmental triggers to activate the disease.
In MS, immune cells attack the protective covering of nerves in the brain, causing vision problems, tremors, paralysis, painful spasms, imbalance and cognitive changes.
David Key had never heard of sarcoidosis—until the rare disease stole his health.
OMRF scientists have found a link between gum disease and lupus, an autoimmune disease.
OMRF’s Sarcoidosis Unit, which launched in January, is the only one of its kind in the state.
The new clinic is the first of its kind in the state and the only one in the region.