Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
Other Places To Get Help
|American College of Rheumatology|
|2200 Lake Boulevard NE|
|Atlanta, GA 30319|
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP, a division of ACR) are professional organizations of rheumatologists and associated health professionals who are dedicated to healing, preventing disability from, and curing the many types of arthritis and related disabling and sometimes fatal disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones. Members of the ACR are physicians; members of the ARHP include research scientists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. Both the ACR and the ARHP provide professional education for their members.
The ACR website offers patient information fact sheets about rheumatic diseases, about medicines used to treat rheumatic diseases, and about care professionals.
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Arthritis|
|1600 Clifton Road|
|Atlanta, GA 30333|
This website provides information about the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis. It also includes information to help you find a support group for people with arthritis. The site is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
|Lupus Foundation of America|
|2000 L Street NW|
|Washington, DC 20036|
The Lupus Foundation of America offers support groups and advocacy for people with lupus. Its website provides advocacy and medical information about the disease, a locator for finding a doctor or nearby Lupus Foundation chapter, and information about the latest lupus research and drug trials.
|Lupus Research Institute|
|330 Seventh Avenue|
|New York, NY 10001|
Lupus Research Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to research in lupus. Their website includes patient information on lupus.
|National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health|
|1 AMS Circle|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-3675|
|Phone:||1-877-22-NIAMS (1-877-226-4267) toll-free|
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is a governmental institute that serves the public and health professionals by providing information, locating other information sources, and participating in a national federal database of health information. NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases and supports the training of scientists to carry out this research.
The NIAMS website provides health information referrals to the NIAMS Clearinghouse, which has information packages about diseases.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 10, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology