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lupus is it fatal

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Yes but not usually: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatenin ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
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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
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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If limited to skin: Lupus limited to the skin is generally less serious. It is usually easy to treat, so why wait?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Sometimes.: Sle is generally treated with good response, but unfortunately it is sometimes fatal.
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Lupus and HIV AIDS: No, it's not fatal. Life itself is always fatal, as far as we know, except for hela cells. Having lupus and HIV infection together may shorten a pers ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Serious non-cancer: Lupus is a common multisystem autoimmune poorly-understood illness that is not cancer. It formerly killed many, if not most, of its victims. With to ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes: It occurs in about 1 in 700 Caucasian women and 1 in 300 African American women.
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Dr. John Goldman
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Genetic 2/3 envr 1/3: There are genetic forces in about 2/3 of people and environmental factors in1/3.
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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No: Lupus in all its various presentations is treatable but it is not curable nor reversible. In some cases, lupus may go into remission but if it does go ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Somewhat hereditary?: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. The inflammation from the ... Read More
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