Introduction to Lupus

This is the 'Introduction to Lupus' section of the Diagnosis & Diagnosis book. Please choose from the following chapters:

• The Immune System
• Genetics
• Epidemiology
• Tests
• Research

Please note: throughout this guide 'lupus' refers to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

The authors of the individual chapters will be pleased to offer any advice or further information which may be required by General Practitioners or Associated Health Professionals.

LUPUS UK particularly thanks the following for their most generous donations which have helped make this publication possible: The Elizabeth Wiggans Memorial Fund (West Midlands), Aspreva.