Cambridgeshire Lupus Group
Cambridgeshire Lupus Group gives a local point of contact to help, support and give general advice to people with Systemic, Cutaneous and Discoid Lupus and associated conditions.
The group supports members through information and education about Lupus and the latest developments in its treatment. By arranging events, local support meetings, publishing a local newsletter and working with health professionals to increase the awareness of lupus.
Cambridgeshire Lupus Group supports the young person’s lupus group at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a presently incurable, but in most cases manageable, illness of the immune system, a condition in which the body’s defence mechanism begins to attack itself through an excess of antibodies in the blood stream causing inflammation and damage in the joints, muscles and other organs.
The majority of lupus patients are young women aged 16-55 but men and even young children can be affected.
Lupus may be triggered by various means and can present in a bewildering number of ways, even to the extent of mimicking other illnesses such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or Multiple Sclerosis. The cause of lupus is not known, although research has provided evidence implicating heredity, hormones, environmental factors and infections including viruses.