Lupus Erythematous (SLE)
is a disease of the immune system that affects
women 10 times more than men. Lupus commonly begins
in the childbearing years, and rarely in childhood
or after menopause. Children are also sometimes
affected. In its more serious forms, it can lead
to kidney failure and death from a variety of
can be difficult to diagnose and public awareness
of this common illness is still lacking. At the
moment, medication can control the progression
of the disease but as yet there is no permanent
cure. The medication can have serious side-effects.
However, with proper treatment, most patients
can lead a normal life which includes being employed
and raising children.
It is obvious
that patients and their families require a considerable
amount of support to cope with this illness. Therefore,
our association was formed to meet the challenges
brought on by SLE. Members comprise mainly patients,
their family members, doctors and well-wishers.
Constitution of the Lupus Association (Singapore)
is presented here. Please note that any mistakes
found here, if any, were made in the process of
transmission and one should refer to the original
document for any purposes.
ROLE OF THE ASSOCIATION