“Lupus has been a challenge for researchers to study. But that is changing. Hormones and environmental triggers — among the barriers,” says Rheumatologist Dr. Fotios Koumpouras at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Koumpouras is currently heading a total of three clinical trials. Each of the trials are now underway and are evaluating more promising medications. Koumpouras believes that Lupus is now easier to diagnose.
As most of you may already know, lupus affects about 1.5 million people in the U.S. — where women of color are at a higher risk.
Though there is no cure for lupus, patients like Angela Ryals look forward to the cutting-edge care that medical science is determined to develop for us all.