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is there a connection between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Possibly: There does seem to be an association between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri. But the association may be spurious and related to cerebral venous thrombosis (lupus is often associated with hypercoaguability) or side effects of corticosteroids which are used sometimes to treat lupus.
Dr. Alfred Kim
Dr. Alfred Kim commented
Rheumatology 16 years experience
I did just have a pt whose initial presentation of lupus was pseudotumor cerebri. They happen in separate entities more frequently, but they can be associated as Dr. Bowers indicates.
Nov 9, 2012
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Yes it can: It can occur with the lupus and it can occur with therapy like steroids.

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