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
Link opens in new window www.lupusuk.org.uk
Find a support group near you:
Link opens in new window www.lupusuk.org.uk/regional-group-finder/

Lupus Trust
Tel: 020 7188 3562
Link opens in new window www.lupus.org.uk

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

Children & young people Lupus (KidsHealth)
Link opens in new window https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/lupus.html
Pediatric Lupus: Different than in adults (Lupus Trust)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/y3vwty54
Online resources

Lupus & Coronavirus (COVID-!9) (Hibbs Lupus Trust)
Link opens in new window www.hibbslupustrust.org/coronavirus

Lupus (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/q88arwm

Lupus (SLE) (Versus Arthritis)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/vzs5yk7

 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
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.