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Lupus Resources

What research is being done on lupus?

There are many promising areas of research on lupus. Studies are looking at the safety of estrogen use (HT and birth control pills) by women with lupus; causes or risk factors for lupus (including behavior, genetics, environment, and culture); and lupus in minority women.

For more information...

For more information on lupus, call the National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) at 800-994-WOMAN or contact the following organizations:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Phone Number(s): 301-592-8573 Internet: www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Phone Number(s): (301) 480-2814 Internet Address: www.niaid.nih.gov/publications/autoimmune.htm

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Phone Number(s): (301) 496-4484 Internet Address: www.niams.nih.gov

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Phone Number(s): 800-860-8747 Internet: www.niddk.nih.gov

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Phone Number(s): 301-496-3511 Internet: www.niehs.nih.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Phone Number(s): 800-352-9424 Internet: www.ninds.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine's MEDLINEplus Phone Number(s): (888) 346-3656 Internet Address: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lupus.html

Office of Minority Health, Office of the Secretary Phone Number(s): (800) 444-6472 Internet Address: www.omhrc.gov

Alliance for Lupus Research Phone Number(s): 212-218-2840 Internet Address: www.lupusresearch.org/

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. Phone Number(s): (810) 776-3900 or (800) 598-4668 Literature Requests Internet Address: www.aarda.org

American College of Rheumatology Phone Number(s): (404) 633-3777 Internet Address: www.rheumatology.org

Arthritis Foundation Phone Number(s): 800-283-7800 Internet Address: www.arthritis.org

Lupus Foundation of America Phone Number(s): (800) 558-0121 Internet Address: www.lupus.org

SLE Foundation Phone Number(s): 212-685-4118 Internet Address: www.lupusny.org

This information was abstracted from fact sheets prepared by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. All material contained in the FAQs is free of copyright restrictions, and may be copied, reproduced, or duplicated without permission of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services; citation of the source is appreciated.

Lupus - Part 1- What is Lupus

Lupus - Part 2 - Types of Lupus

Lupus - Part 3 - Lupus and Pregnancy

Lupus - Part 4 - Symptons and Diagnoses

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