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Let me tell you that I've been living with Lupus for 24 years and am no where near the end. The 10-15 years is an average of those people interviewed. Rarely do they interview people who have lived with this disease for more than 15 years. So, it is not a true gauge of the possible lifespan of a person with Lupus. It is quite possible to pass away from old age while having this disease. Please do not take this number literally.
I was unable to locate a Lupus Foundation in Mumbai. However, there was a study on Lupus in India conducted by the faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait. Perhaps you can contact the University to request that they refer you to a Lupus Foundation and/or support group near you. Here is some contact information to get you started:
Presidential Complex, Building No. 119
2nd Floor, Khaldiya Campus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5969, Safat – 13060 KUWAIT
Telephone: (965) 2498 5264, (965) 2498 5208
Help Desk: (965) 2498 5264, (965) 2498 5208
Fax: (965) 2484 6147
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if you need anything further!
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