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The next meeting of the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:30 p.m at Girl Guides HQ, 2 Waterloo Road, Kingston 10. Topic to be discussed: “MANAGING YOUR LUPUS DURING THE OUTBREAK OF CHIKUNGUNYA” We look forward to seeing...Read More
WISYNCO issues challenge with $250,000 donation to Lupus Foundation KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Lupus Foundation of Jamaica has received a donation of $250,000 from the Wisynco Group to assist in conducting research and increasing awareness about the autoimmune disease which...Read More
Hello my fellow Lupies and Lupus supporters, the Annual General Meeting for the Lupus Foundation will be on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the GIRL GUIDES HEADQUARTERS, 2 Waterloo Road Kingston 10 (Beside Devon House). The meeting will commence at 5:30 pm. You do not want to...Read More
The foundation encourages research in areas of diagnosis and treatment of Lupus.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, commonly known as Lupus, is a disorder of the immune system. Our immune system primarily serves the purpose of defending our body against infections. At the same time it is busy with internal housekeeping, such as removing old dysfunctional and malignant cells.
The Lupus Foundation of Jamaica is a voluntary patient organization and has been in operation since 1984. It aspires to improve the outcome of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus through a better awareness and a deeper understanding of the disease.
No gene or group of genes has been proven to cause lupus. Lupus does, however, appear in certain families, and when one of two identical twins has lupus, there is an increased chance that the other twin will also develop the disease. These findings, as well as others, strongly suggest that genes are involved in the development of lupus.