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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can one cure systemic lupus erythematosus?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No cure but ...: Lupus cannot be cured but the symptoms can often be controlled. In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Lupus can be mild. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Lupus can be severe. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis.

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A 16-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for systemic lupus erythematosus (sle)?

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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes, but: Theoretically, a "reboot" of the immune system, ie a bone marrow transplant, could cure lupus, but this is risky enough that it is very rare. The best treatment includes close monitoring with one's doctor and rheumatologist.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Many: People with lupus may have joint pain, skin rashes, chest pain, heart probelms, hair loss, fingers changing color in the cold, rash in the sunshine, neuro-psychologic problems. These are only soemof the symtpoms peopel can have. They can also have none of these. Your physician will evaluate all of these, get labs tests and imaging.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is systemic lupus erythematosus fatal?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sometimes.: Sle is generally treated with good response, but unfortunately it is sometimes fatal.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Systemic lupus erythematosus--what is sle?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variety of symptoms depending on what cells are being injured. There are some common symptoms and signs with the disease, but just about any symptom could be produced by lupus.

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