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Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) (cont.)

Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Arthritis Page
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-311-3435)
Fax:
TDD: 1-888-232-6348
Email: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Web Address: www.cdc.gov/arthritis

This Web site provides information about the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis. It also includes information to help you find a support group for people with arthritis. The site is maintained by the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


American College of Rheumatology
2200 Lake Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: (404) 633-3777
Fax: (404) 633-1870
Web Address: www.rheumatology.org

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP, a division of ACR) are professional organizations of rheumatologists and associated health professionals who are dedicated to healing, preventing disability from, and curing the many types of arthritis and related disabling and sometimes fatal disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones. Members of the ACR are physicians; members of the ARHP include research scientists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. Both the ACR and the ARHP provide professional education for their members.

The ACR website offers patient information fact sheets about rheumatic diseases, about medicines used to treat rheumatic diseases, and about care professionals.


Lupus Foundation of America
2000 L Street NW
Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 349-1155
1-800-558-0121
1-800-558-0231 Spanish information line
Fax: (202) 349-1156
Web Address: www.lupus.org

The Lupus Foundation of America offers support groups and advocacy for people with lupus. Its Web site provides advocacy and medical information about the disease, a locator for finding a doctor or nearby Lupus Foundation chapter, and information about the latest lupus research and drug trials.


National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Phone: 1-877-22-NIAMS (1-877-226-4267) toll-free
Phone: (301) 495-4484
Fax: (301) 718-6366
TDD: (301) 565-2966
Email: niamsinfo@mail.nih.gov
Web Address: www.niams.nih.gov

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is a governmental institute that serves the public and health professionals by providing information, locating other information sources, and participating in a national federal database of health information. NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases and supports the training of scientists to carry out this research.

The NIAMS website provides health information referrals to the NIAMS Clearinghouse, which has information packages about diseases.


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