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What is central nervous system lupus?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
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.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
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.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the central nervous system?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Brain & spinal cord: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system is made up of the nerves that leave the spinal cord and innervate the rest of the body.
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