The old American College of Rheumatology criteria in the definition of what is considered to be brain lupus included headaches. Patients would be treated for these headaches as if they were part of lupus. Studies since have shown that headaches in lupus patients are not more common than in the general population.
Dr. George Stojan with the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center discusses how chronic fatigue that’s present daily and interferes with a patient’s life is usually not a sign of systemic lupus.
Dr. George Stojan with the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center discusses the myth that Lupus causes widespread pain.
Dr. Chris Meccoli dives into some common questions related to the flu vaccine.
Victoria Ruffing, RN, BC-Rheum, explains the importance of taking the yearly flu vaccine, especially for those who have an autoimmune disease.
Victoria Ruffing, RN, BC-Rheum, Director of Nursing and Patient Education at the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center walks through what to expect during your first infusion.
Dr. Clifton Bingham from the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center shares a few tips on how to prepare for a hurricane or natural disaster if you have arthritis or an autoimmune disease.
Were you recently prescribed the Doxycycline medication due to a tick-borne illness diagnosis? Dr. John Aucott, Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center, informs us on all we need to know about Doxycycline, an oral drug commonly used to treat Lyme Disease.
Vicky Ruffing, RN, walks us through how to inject Orencia ClickJect-Autoinjector.