Welcome to Lupus Trust
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A resource for patients, carers, medical professionals and fundraisers.
In 1991 the Lupus Trust (previously St Thomas Lupus Trust) was set up to fund vital research into lupus and provide information on lupus. Since then, we have worked tirelessly with nursing staff, clinical research teams, patients and those who care for friends or family with Lupus. You can learn more about our background here.
Our aim is simple - we ultimately want to find a cure and in the meantime advance the treatment of lupus. We do our best to ensure factual information is shared around the world and that there is an understanding over the difficulties and often life changing circumstances that affect people with lupus.
Our online resource and community should provide many useful and interesting answers, however if you require more information or think we could benefit from additional content on this website, please contact us.
The Latest Lupus Trust News
I was asked to write about what its like to be a Mum when you have a chronic illness. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2011 when I was 25 years old, I'd been unwell on and off for a year or two before I finally got my diagnosis.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new automated diagnostic tests for lupus and ANCA-associated vasculitis, a form of blood vessel inflammation, Grifols, which will market these tests, announced.
‘Remission’ – the Holy grail of lupus, the one thing we all seek and the word that gives all patients hope.
As you probably are aware, many people have never heard of and do not understand what Lupus is, much less understand the effect it has on our lives. This is your chance to help remedy this!
Brain Fog isn’t a medical term and is usually the symptom of another condition, such as the lupus. It manifests as: memory problems, lack of mental clarity, confusion, poor concentration and inability to focus.
It’s National mental Health Awareness week. As depression is a symptom of lupus I thought we should address this, particularly as it’s much more common than people imagine.
One of the worst things about lupus is that you feel absolutely exhausted but you can’t sleep. The combination of both can be very serious as lack of sleep causes all kinds of problems.
Welcome to our new website, as you will have noticed we have also changed our name to the shorter and more memorable, Lupus Trust and have undergone a re-branding treatment, too!
A large-scale international survey reveals that low awareness of lupus results in public misconceptions about the disease.