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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)?

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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.
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