We often face the challenge of having a very limited number of studies in the Caribbean or Jamaican setting, which focuses on Lupus.Moving towards a change, Dr.Kiesha Maloney is conducting a research on lupus patients & requests your support.The study is to determine the...Read More
The Social and Emotional Aspects of Lupus Lupus is a chronic disease that defies easy description. A diagnosis may not be made for a long time. Diagnostic difficulties coupled with the serious, chronic nature of the disease present the patient, family, and the medical team...Read More
Our Annual Symposium will be held on Sunday October 28,2012 at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus at the Physiology Lecture Theatre, commencing at 12 noon. There will be informed presentations and discussions on topics such as “Dental Health in Lupus”,...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.