The Word Lupus Federation will undertake initiatives to bring a greater understanding of the disease among the public and also among the medical community and government policymakers.
Lupus often causes severe pain and overwhelming fatigue that interferes with activities of daily living. Isolation and depression resulting from lupus can be devastating. The emotional impact of lupus can be as devastating as the physical symptoms.
A new study concludes that hydroxychloroquine therapy is safe for long-term use at doses <5 mg/kg/day.
The strategy this year was to focus on the physical, economic, social and psychological burdens of lupus.