U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Boston, MA
A 40-year-old female asked:

Can sle (lupus) affect vertebral and/or carotid arteries, or cause vascular conditions / diseases and if so, how (and what)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
No: Lupus does not cause a large vessel vasculitis. If this has occurred think takayasu's or giant cell arteritis.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 5, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.