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Is encephalitis a complication of lupus?
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Dermatology 46 years experience
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Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Vasculitis: Lupus is an immune disorder that can affect vascular structures of the brain. Many cases will have abnormal findings on spinal fluid that suggest inflammation. Because no bacteria is found, it may be considered as a form of encephalitis. It is more likely a form of immune mediated vasculitis. However, lupus also affects the body's response to infection resulting in encephalitis.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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