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what is central nervous system lupus?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
CNS Lupus: Lupus involving the brain and or spinal cord. The main symptoms of CNS lupus can be diffuse (generalized seizures, psychosis) or focal (stroke, peripheral neuropathies). CNS symptoms occur in about 40% of patients with lupus.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
It is where lupus: It is where lupus attacks your cental nervous system which is made up of your brain and spinal cord. This can take the form of vasculitis, stroke, seizures, transverse myelitis, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Talk to your rheumatologist to clarify what is exactly occuring.
Answered on Apr 2, 2014
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Se below: CNS lupus has many types of clinical presentation, meningovascular, neuropsychiatric, seizure etc, etc, see a neurologist.
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See details: There are effective therapies. The best choice for the affected individual depends on the type as well as the severity of the neurologic involvement.
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