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

"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

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

Lupus UK
Tel: 01708 731251
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Find a support group near you:
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St. Thomas' Lupus Trust
Tel: 020 7188 3562
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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

 Lupus (SLE) (Arthritis Research UK) Link opens in new window

News and events  
Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Lupus/SLE and on a wide range of disability related issues.

The diagnosis of Lupus This includes the Lupus UK booklet The diagnosis of Lupus.