Lupus is a complex, chronic disease of the immune system. Lupus is called an autoimmune disease because the body attacks its own healthy tissues. Lupus can affect any part of the body.
In 1988, Hospital for Special Surgery established LupusLine®. A free national telephone peer counseling service support line staffed by trained volunteers who are living with lupus or family members of people with lupus
HSS offers a number of free programs that reflect our comprehensive approach to care for people with lupus, myositis and rheumatoid arthritis.