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lupus is a curable disease

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Unfortunately, no: Unfortunately, lupus is incurable. The best chance for success lies with meaningful partnership with a caring and able rheumatologist with experience ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eventually: Lupus is a condition in which the body's immune system runs excessively and attacks itself. Current treatment can attenuate this sometimes quite effe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience in Rheumatology
Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometimes: People can die from complications from lupus such as renal failure, heart attacks, stroke, infection, medications etc. But many people also live long ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
38 years experience in Psychiatry
SLE: Unfortunately, no. It is chronic, but meds can help control or reduce symptoms.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
The answer: Here's a good overview of lupus that should answer your questions: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001471/.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Many. : Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease. There are several different types of Lupus and they usually cause many symptoms that other diseases have (no ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience in Rheumatology
Fibromyalgia : Lupus can cause almost any symptom so it often mimics other diseases. It is diagnosed by a list of clinical and lab criterea. It is best diagnosed ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amit Golding
18 years experience in Rheumatology
SLE diagnosis: Systemic lupus erythematosus is best diagnosed by an experienced rheumatologist. It is an autoimmune disease. A high-titer ANA, >1:320 is both sens ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Coping with a chronic disease is always important. There may be limitations but the majority of my patients lead a great life. The treatment needs ... Read More

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