Lupus: Mysterious Disease Holds Its Secrets Tight

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Science  26 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5568, pp. 689-691
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5568.689

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Something in the lupus patient causes the immune system to go awry and turn its armamentarium of cell-killing forces against the host. Lupus manifests itself in a variety of symptoms, and even professionals have trouble diagnosing it. But an explosion of new data promises to bring lupus research out of the doldrums.