Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the body’s own immune system can harm healthy cells and tissues. This disorder can affect many body parts, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, lungs, and brain. Lupus patients can experience periods of wellness (remissions) and periods of active disease (flares).

The University of Michigan Lupus Program provides world-class care to patients with lupus. Our center is designed to provide expert care for patient with lupus, with access to the latest treatments and clinical trials.

Our team of rheumatologists, nephrologists, pulmonologists, hematologists, dermatologists, and high risk obstetricians and gynecologists, all with a special interest in lupus, provide comprehensive care for all lupus patients.

Specialized laboratory and ancillary services, as well as access to other specialties are readily available to our patients.

Lupus Research Group

The University of Michigan lupus research group is dedicated to learning more about what causes lupus, how flares can be reduced or prevented, how to predict disease progression and activity, and how to prevent permanent organ damage. By learning more about the development of and risk factors for lupus it may be a step towards finding new prevention and treatment strategies.