The primary purpose of this guide is to raise awareness of lupus among General Practitioners and Associated Health Professionals with the aim of ensuring early diagnosis and treatment of patients. I am sure it will not only do this but will also make a good text on the subject for patients and their families who are increasingly literate in medicine and the medical sciences.
I congratulate LUPUS UK on undertaking this task and producing the revised guide which I expect to be a great success.
Emeritus Sheila Joan Smith Professor of Immunology
University of Cambridge