An article in SELF magazine looks at one woman’s unexpected lupus diagnosis, and describes signs for a variety of auto-immune diseases. “There’s no question hormones play a role in autoimmunity,” says Fredrick Vivino, MD, chief of the division of Rheumatology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Low levels of androgens are associated with Sjogren’s syndrome, a gland-drying condition, he notes. 

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