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Lupus Center

Lupus Center was opened in December 2022 as the first center in Japan to specialize in clinical practice for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. We can propose the optimal treatment for each SLE patient, based on the latest understanding of the pathogenesis of SLE. Lupus center’s goal is providing a total life support for SLE patients by improving the patient’s global condition. In particular, we are focusing on maternity medicine, pregnancy and childbirth support of SLE patients.

Medical services

In Lupus center, four departments, Departments of Allergy and Rheumatology, Dermatology, Nephrology and Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, work closely together to provide optimal medical care for each SLE patient.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

We provide medical care aimed at “remission” of SLE. “Remission” of SLE is defined as a situation in which there are no symptoms related to SLE and the oral steroid dose is maintained at 5 mg/day or less in terms of prednisolone. The goal of current SLE treatment is to reduce long-term disability and achieve a better prognosis. In Lupus center, we aim to achieve “remission” by utilizing immunosuppressants and biologics according to the state of SLE.


We are putting effort into lifelong treatment for SLE patients, especially preconception care and perinatal medicine.

Target diseases

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Keishi Fujio

Keishi Fujio


Allergy and Rheumatology


M.D. , Ph.D.


Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Clinical Immunology, Basic Immunology


Japanese, English

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