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The purpose of the LUpus Patients Understanding & Support websites is to provide FREE information about lupus, lupus variant conditions and Hughes' (the antiphospholipid) Syndrome, which are all connective tissue diseases at
L U P U S and FREE psychological support at the LuPUS Message Board. We encourage you to note the following safeguards as to the information or messages found on these websites. Please see the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy of the LuPUS MB here: Please view the LuPUS MB's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

1. All articles and messages that appear on the L U P U S websites are provided for general information purposes only. They do not represent individual medical advice, counselling concerning individual treatments or medical care, referrals to healthcare professionals or any other recommendations. You should not rely on any information on these pages to replace consultations with your doctor and other qualified healthcare professionals regarding your individual health needs.
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2. The L U P U S websites make every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information. However, the L U P U S websites exclude any warranty, whether express or implied, for any information provided and cannot be held responsible for any action that is based on the information contained in this L U P U S website. The webmaster reserves the right to update, change, modify, delete any information or content appearing on this website. The webmaster may, at any time, revise any or all aspects of the L U P U S websites without prior notification.

3. Except where otherwise noted, all information on the L U P U S Web Site is based on the book, "Understanding Lupus", by Dr Graham Hughes, who is Head of the Lupus Research Unit at St Thomas' Hospital, London and a leading Consultant Rheumatologist of international repute (see Additional Information).

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