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What is the difference between the effects of ms and lupus on the nervous system?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 56 years experience
Deceptive likeness: Both lupus and ms are autoimmune disorders and both affect the central nervous system. Both causes apparently random, sudden and often bizarre symptoms. Treatments for ms long-term have now been primarily interferon-based. No such widely accepted treatment exists for lupus. Steroids are often helpful in both conditions in short term. Diagnostic tests can separate the 2 conditions often.
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