Lupus Information - General
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Nation's Business, March, 1993 by Marcia J. Pear
With nearly 300 chapters, branches and support groups in 32 states, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the nation's leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus. Our mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, support individuals and families affected by the disease, increase awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public, and find the causes and cure. Research, education, and patient services are at the heart of LFA's programs.
The Christine Ostwinkle Foundation for Lupus is dedicated to helping families win their fight against Lupus, providing information and statistics regarding Lupus, and assisting researchers in finding a cure.
Nursing, Nov 1995 by Ferrante, Christine, Derivan, Mary Collins
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of The National Institutes of Health. Laboratory Tests Used to Diagnose and Evaluate SLE. Last revised, January 26, 1999.
Nine out of ten people who have lupus are women. Get in-depth information on lupus, its causes, symptoms, and treatments. Plus, find daily help in our online support group.
Revised September 2006. Lupus: A Patient Care Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals is intended to provide an overview of lupus and how to care for patients who have the disease. It is not intended to provide medical guidelines for diagnosing and treating lupus, nor is it intended to be all-inclusive. Specific medical advice is not provided, and NIAMS urges readers to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to individual questions.
Updated May 2004 Written by Ellen Ginzler, MD, and Jean Tayar, MD, and reviewed by the American College of Rheumatology Communications and Marketing Committee.
December 3, 2004
Although nervous system involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is unclear and controversial, people with lupus do often experience signs associated with the body's nervous system, such as: headaches, confusion, difficulty with concentration, fatigue, occasional seizures or strokes.
Copyright Springhouse Corporation Aug 2004
Adapted with permission from Madhok R, Wu O. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Clin Evid Handbook June 2007:368-70.
Published/Last Reviewed on: October 16, 2004
This page is in Italian.
By NIAMS. WebMD Public Information from the National Institutes of Health
Founded in 1970, the Foundation helps people with lupus, as well as their families and friends, cope with the anxieties and frustrations that often accompany daily living with a chronic illness. Sharing information and networking among patients and their families further helps dispel myths and provides daily support to those learning to live with lupus. We invite you to take full advantage of our comprehensive resources.
The official website of the St. Thomas' Lupus Trust and Dr. Graham Hughes. This website contains information for medical professionals, patients and supporters.
Notice NOT all of these faces have a very prominent rash or a rash at all.
This booklet is written for people with lupus and their families and friends. It explains how lupus develops, how it affects different parts of the body, how it can affect people in different ways, and how doctors diagnose it. We then explain how it can be treated and offer tips and advice on living with it more easily. Near the end of the booklet you will find information on how to contact the Arthritis Research Campaign (arc), and a few suggestions for further reading. We have also included a glossary of medical words (like cartilage). We have put these in italics when they are first used in the booklet.
Published: Mar/Apr 2005
Posted 11/25/2002 Michael D. Lockshin, MD; Jane E. Salmon, MD Registration Required.
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