We cannot fight what we do not UNDERSTAND. We cannot understand what we do not KNOW… WITH KNOWLEDGE AND SUPPORT WE CAN FIGHT BACK!
Thank you all for supporting our Annual Symposium! It was indeed a success. We are forever grateful for our sponsors and all the persons who volunteered their assistance, as well as those who took the time out to attend. This Symposium would not have been possible if it...Read More
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
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.