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About Lupus

According to the CDC, lupus is an autoimmune disease that triggers inflammation in different tissues of the body. Autoimmune diseases happen when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. The most common type of lupus is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which affects different parts of the body including internal organs.  In addition to SLE, the National Institutes of Health describes other types of lupus as: Discoid lupus erythematosus—causes a skin rash that doesn’t go away; Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus—causes skin sores on parts of the body exposed to the sun; Drug-induced lupus—can be caused by medications; and, Neonatal lupus—a rare type of lupus that affects newborns.

Free Downloadable Resources

The Role of Perspectives in Lupus Care

A four-part video series demonstrating how patient and physician shortcuts in thinking to impact the diagnosis and treatment of lupus.


Sick AND Tired of Being Sick AND Tired

A data-based vignette that provides a real-world example of how patient care can be impacted by cultural differences.


CME on Health Disparities in SLE

Dr. Irene Blanco defines health disparities in systemic lupus erythematosus, discusses racial and ethnic health disparities as they pertain to SLE, and identifies ways to recognize, address, and reduce these disparities.


Patient and Supporter Resource

Additional resources designed specifically for people with lupus including a fact sheet and a symptom tracker. Most of these resources are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish & Vietnamese.


Continuing Medical Education | CME

TLI also offers a variety of CMEs for providers including Dermatology & Lupus and Epidemiology, Disparities and Social Determinants of Lupus.


Lupus Virtual Walk 2020

A virtual event you can join from anywhere.

Walk to End Lupus Now® provides all people affected by lupus and their families the opportunity to come together for one unified purpose — to end lupus. This year we are joining forces like never before! We are bringing participants from coast to coast together for one day, virtually in the fight against lupus. Every step and every dollar raised brings us one step closer to a cure. You can look forward to hearing from lupus experts, top walkers, and more special guests. You will have an opportunity to connect with other lupus warriors and celebrate the power we have together in the fight to end lupus.

Join walkers across the nation on 10.10.20 to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact. Remember, after the pandemic ends, lupus will still be here. That is why we must unite our power and fight together. Stay tuned for more updates and please continue to visit to access resources and other important information involving COVID-19 and lupus.

Date: October 10, 2020

Location: Virtual


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