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Name  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Related to/Also known as  Lupus
Symptoms

"SLE is a chronic disease which affects one or many tissues of the body: Skin, joints, mucles, blood vessels, blood cells, brain and nerves...

"Inflammatory and immune responses account for many of the symptoms observed in systemic lupus."

Source: Lupus UK

Types
  • Discoid lupus (DLE)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Drug-induced Lupus (DILE)
Useful National contacts

Lupus UK
Tel: 01708 731251
Link opens in new window www.lupusuk.org.uk


St. Thomas' Lupus Trust
Tel: 020 7188 3562
Link opens in new window www.lupus.org.uk
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window www.lupusuk.org.uk/regional-group-finder/


Hibbs Lupus Trust
Tel: Freefone 0800 633 5118 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Link opens in new window www.hibbslupustrust.org

Online resources

Lupus (NHS Choices)Link opens in new window
www.nhs.uk/conditions/Lupus/Pages/Introduction.aspx


 Lupus (SLE) (Arthritis Research UK) Link opens in new window
www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/conditions/lupus.aspx

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