Lupus is two to three times more common among Hispanics and Latinos than among Caucasians, which makes it crucial to raise awareness about the disease in this group. A paper by Dr. Graciela Alarcon, member of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council, recently looked at the short- and long-term impact of the disease in the U.S. Latino population in order to raise physician awareness.
Spanish-speaking individuals with lupus and their families can access several resources to help them live and cope with the disease, including:
The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. Information Request Line for information in Spanish. Call 1-888-445-0121 to speak with our Spanish-speaking health educator.
Key sections of the Foundation website translated into Spanish:
Como Comprender el Lupus
Diganosticando el Lupus
Como Tratar el Lupus
Como Vivir con Lupus
Como Sobrellevar el Lupus
Investigación de ensayos clínicos: Detalles sobre la participación en un estudio clínico
Lupus Now, Fall 2007, Parte 1
Investigación de ensayos clínicos: ¡Más poder para usted! (PDF)
Lupus Now, Spring 2008, Parte 2
Fact sheets in Spanish, free upon request. Submit a request by calling 800-558-0121 or the health educator contact form.