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can you please tell me how lupus affecting the nervous system and ms differ?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
SEE BELOW: Lupus may mimic ms and in evaluating a patient for ms, we commonly check lupus blood tests to make certain. But in general, this is a collagen vascular disease involving several organs in the periphery, not just brain or spinal cord, while ms is restricted to the central nervous system.
Answered on Nov 22, 2013
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