Study ties lupus to cervical fractures in women

07/4/2013 | HealthDay News

A study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research found women with lupus face an increased risk of cervical fractures, a type of hip fracture, compared with the general population. Lupus leaves the body unable to differentiate threats from healthy tissue, so the immune system makes antibodies that target normal tissues and cause inflammation, which affects bone.

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