Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources


Subsection ZI: Lupus

Lupus Foundation of America - Oklahoma

Email:

oklupus@flash.net
4100 N. Lincoln Blvd, Ste. 208
Oklahoma City , OK 73105

Voice: 

405-427-8787

Toll Free: 

800-725-6445

Fax: 

405-427-8778

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

National informational resource. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and brain. Normally the body's immune system makes proteins called antibodies, to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign materials. These foreign materials are called antigens.

In an autoimmune disorder like lupus, the immune system cannot tell the difference between foreign substances and its own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes antibodies directed against itself. These antibodies -- called "auto-antibodies" (auto means 'self') -- cause inflammation, pain and damage in various parts of the body.

2000 L St., N.W., Ste. 710
Washington , DC 20036

Voice: 

202-349-1155

Toll Free: 

800-558-0121 800-558-0231 Spanish

Fax: 

202-349-1156