For people touched by Rheumatoid Disease, Lupus& JIA

We encourage self-care and care co-ordination
Rheumatoid Disease, Lupus and JIA
Carers and Supporters
Rheumatoid Disease, Lupus and JIA
Rheumatoid Disease, Lupus and JIA

Member Benefits

Most of the information in this site is restricted to members. As a member you will get

  • Unresticted access to this site – videos and research material
  • A secure User Forum
  • Participation in trials and special topics
  • Specific information for Sufferers, Carers & Clinicians
  • And much more....

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activity reporting

Share your story

Tell your story so we can help connect you with others with similar stories

activity information management

Health & Diet

You can track your every day activities on DragonClaw to see how you progress

activity partnership

Connect with others like you

We'll help you connect with other members like you

cluster protection

Information just for you

No more sifting through the web to find the information that is meant for you. We do it for you

knowledge transfer

Share your knowledge

Tell others what helps you, what doesn't help you or any information you find useful


We take privacy very seriously

We know that this is sensitive information and we take every measure to protect your data


JOIN and get access to the Video Library and Literature Central which more than doubles the size of the public website. In addition, you will get access to a members only Forum where you can exchange your thoughts and experiences with other members. Remember to update your web browser with our new address:


Reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) in October 2018, the treatment with the oral selective JAK1 inhibitor upadacitinib was superior to placebo and the active


Our Vision

Encouraging self-care and care co-ordination to reduce isolation and stress.

Dragon Claw promotes self-care and the need to coordinate support services for chronic diseases of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, their care givers and supporters.  We will provide support 24/7 across the globe.   Our purpose is to reduce pain and isolation by the provision of online services and support focusing on wellness not illness.  We maintain that accessing doctors is the first port of call for a patient and Dragon Claw is the second.



Our Patron Dr. Mukesh Haikerwal

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Dr Mukesh Haikerwal is a General Medical Practitioner in Melbourne, Victoria. He was the 19th Federal President of the Australian Medical Association, its Federal Vice President and, prior to that AMA Victorian State President.

He is a Professor in the School of Medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. He is also a board member of Beyond Blue, National Doctors’ Mental Health Program and a Co-Chair of the Australian Asian Medical Federation.  He sits on the Advisory Board of Brain Injury Australia and has recently been appointed to Chair the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.