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
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
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Phone Number(s): 301-496-3511
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Phone Number(s): 800-352-9424
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
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
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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