Lupus is an autoimmune disease with no known cause and no known cure that affects more than 1.5 million Americans. Because lupus can manifest itself in a variety of symptoms involving multiple organ systems, it can be difficult to diagnose. Additionally, there is no single laboratory test that can confirm lupus.
The Emory University Division of Rheumatology’s Grady-based faculty and staff are heavily involved in the fight against lupus. The team, led by Sam Lim, MD, MPH, treats lupus patients, enrolls patients in clinical trials (when appropriate) and leads epidemiological based research studies that measure the social outcomes of lupus patients in terms of their disease progression, healthcare utilization and quality of life.
There are currently 6 open lupus specific clinical trials at Emory. Find a lupus clinical trial at Emory.