“Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba was candid this week when describing her life with the autoimmune disease lupus.
During Thursday’s episode of “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” Inaba said she only recently learned she has lupus, maintaining that her doctor “forgot” to tell her.
The Mayo Clinic defines lupus as a “systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs.” Lupus likely results from a combination of genetics and environment, it notes. Sunlight, infections and medications can trigger the disease. Common symptoms include fatigue, fever, joint pain, a butterfly-shaped rash on the face, skin lesions and headaches.
Few AIM-listed drug development companies have late-stage clinical assets in the pipeline, ImmuPharma plc (LON:IMM) is an exception. The Company’s lead compound, Lupuzor™, a potential treatment for Lupus, has completed Phase 3 trial of dosing patients across the US, Europe and Mauritius with top line results announced.