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The Lupus Initiative Unveils Free Curriculum and Education Materials to Advance Care for Patients Fighting Devastating Autoimmune Disease

May 16, 2013

The Lupus Initiative, a national provider education program led by the American College of Rheumatology, today announced a new easy-to-use curriculum and tools aimed to help medical professionals advance the diagnosis, treatment, and management of lupus. Lupus is a devastating, difficult-to-diagnose autoimmune disease that primarily affects women and people of color. The curriculum for medical and health profession schools and resources for practicing professionals was announced at "Taking Action Against Lupus," an event that took place today in Washington, D.C. The event was held in honor of Lupus Awareness Month and National Women's Health Week.

Lupus can often be difficult to diagnose because it can affect any organ in the body and can present a wide-range of symptoms common to multiple diseases. According to a survey of Lupus Foundation of America members, more than half of lupus patients suffered for at least four years and saw three or more physicians before obtaining a correct diagnosis.

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Source: Yahoo! Finance


The Lupus Initiative Unveils Free Curriculum and Education Materials to Advance Care for Patients Fighting Devastating Autoimmune Disease

May 16, 2013

The Lupus Initiative, a national provider education program led by the American College of Rheumatology, today announced a new easy-to-use curriculum and tools aimed to help medical professionals advance the diagnosis, treatment, and management of lupus. Lupus is a devastating, difficult-to-diagnose autoimmune disease that primarily affects women and people of color. The curriculum for medical and health profession schools and resources for practicing professionals was announced at "Taking Action Against Lupus," an event that took place today in Washington, D.C. The event was held in honor of Lupus Awareness Month and National Women's Health Week.

Lupus can often be difficult to diagnose because it can affect any organ in the body and can present a wide-range of symptoms common to multiple diseases. According to a survey of Lupus Foundation of America members, more than half of lupus patients suffered for at least four years and saw three or more physicians before obtaining a correct diagnosis.

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Click here to read the full article.

Source: Yahoo! Finance



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