Lupus Research Institute Underscores Urgent Need for Research in Pediatric Lupus at International Lupus Congress

LRI National Coalition Backs Programming on Lupus in Children and Adolescents

New York, NY — The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) National Coalition of state and local lupus groups, alarmed at the crucial need for answers to the devastating effects of lupus when diagnosed in the young, is sponsoring key programming in lupus pediatrics at the International Lupus Congress in Vancouver, Canada from June 24 to 27.

“This is a priority—breakthrough research in pediatric lupus is vital,” said LRI President Margaret G. Dowd, “as an estimated 20 percent of people with lupus are diagnosed before the age of 20—and the disease at an early age can be devastating.”