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   Posted 8/24/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
This is very interesting.  This may be worth showing to your doctors if their is a lot of head scratching going on in the medication department.
Have We Uncovered a New Form of Lupus
“Some lupus patients (22-25%) have surprisingly high levels of BAFF (B cell activating factor, a molecule normally needed for B cell survival and maturation) in the blood. While this research is in its early stages, we believe these findings may relate to patients’ unresponsiveness to some treatments.”
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   Posted 8/24/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   

You're right....that is very interesting. I'll print it off and show it to my rheumy. Thanks!

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   Posted 8/24/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that really is interesting. Thanks for sharing that information Des, it may come in handy in the future.
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