autoimmune disease

Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory condition, and its symptoms vary depending on the specific location

By Ask the Doctors • February 23, 2022

Although anyone can develop the disease, about 90% of people with a form of lupus are female

By Ask the Doctors • March 3, 2021

“I never thought I would be able to ride dirt bikes or BMX again,” says 22-year-old Casey Child, who came in to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center thinking he had the flu. “I was diagnosed with giant cell myocarditis, which is a rare autoimmune disease. I was on the extracorporeal [...]

By uclahealth • March 4, 2019

If you’re at high risk for contracting HIV, the HIV prevention pill can help keep you safe and infection-free. PrEP is a once-daily pill that reduces your chance of contracting HIV from sex by more than 90 percent. Among injectable drug users, it reduces risk by 70 percent. [...]

By uclahealth • November 27, 2018

Dry, scaly skin is a common winter annoyance for many. But some people experience those symptoms year-round — with more frequency and more intensity. These individuals could be living with plaque psoriasis, a disease that forms a red, scaly rash on the body. Dermatologists believe that psoriasis is [...]

By uclahealth • December 3, 2017