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Elizabeth, NJ
A 29-year-old female asked:

Is lupus life long disease or i can get rid of this auto immune disease after proper treatment?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No, : you can't get rid of it with treatment but you can minimize it with treatment
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Dr. Michael Perez
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Can become inactive : Lupus is a poorly understood autoimmune disease which requires long term treatment and monitoring. The best results come when patients work well together. Each person is different. Not unusually, there will be periods of disease activity followed by long periods of inactivity. Many cases stay inactive and are considered "burnt out" as opposed to those that continue to "flare".
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Last updated May 21, 2016

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