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Nightmares could be an early warning sign of an autoimmune disease flare-up – new study

By Melanie Sloan, Researcher, Public Health, University of Cambridge
Nightmares are unpleasant, but perfectly normal – for most. However, my colleagues and I have recently discovered that they can also presage autoimmune diseases, such as lupus.

Our study, published in The Lancet’s eClinicalMedicine journal, explored possible early warning signs of autoimmune disease flare-ups. We surveyed 676 patients with lupus and 400 doctors and carried out over 100 in-depth interviews.

We asked about the neurological and mental health symptoms…The Conversation

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