A 40-year-old female asked:
can lupus affect your speech?
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Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune connective tissue disorder with various clinical presentations. SLE affects many organ systems, including the central and peripheral nervous systems and muscles. Speech may be affected, although not a common manifestation of SLE. You may need a spinal tap to examine the fluid for evidence of white cells, protein and antibody.
Answered on May 23, 2014
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