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Cns Lupus Symptoms
Is it possible that a person have lupus and CNS symptoms along with fatigue, pos ANA and double stranded dna? And not the classic symptoms?
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
If you have CNS lupus does that mean you have a poorer prognosis than the average lupus patient & is vertigo and headaches symptom of CNS lupus?
Yes to symptoms: There are very many symptoms of CNS lupus and vertigo and headaches are common features. V cns disease and kidney disease are two of the more serious system involvements in lupus depending on all of the CNS symptoms will determine long term survival. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can but: There is lack of sensitivity of conventional MRI is there no doubt and there is indication to use mrs(magnetic resonance spectroscopy) we can measure brain metabolites.Mrs tests will show consistently reduction in n-acetyle asparate which is a specific nural marker for CNS lupus MRI still remains gold standard for assessment which is non invasive but there are problems with sensitivity/specificity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have autonomicneuropathy from lupus, i get vertigo/headach too i was told those who have CNS involvement have a poor prognosis & die early , true?
I have autonomic dysfunction with lupus since that is considered CNS related; can I still live a normal life span? Drs say CNS = b a d lupus prognosis
Yes: A "normal lifespan" is pretty subjective. It could be 60's, 70's. In uganda most men don't live beyond their late 40's. Stay positive. Think quality over quantity. No one is guaranteed a particular lifespan. That being said with current treatments for sle regardless of which area is effected (brain/cns, GI tract, skin, etc.) you can still live a good long while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Looking for top doctors in the u.S. Who treat CNS lupus/ceribritis vasculitis. My 22 year old niece has it and none of her drs have ever treated it.?
Need Rheumatologist: My suggestion is to see a progressive rheumatologist in your relatively local area. There are many great centers around the country. Your location and access to the doctor can not be discounted. This is a long term disease, not a single visit issue. Many great doctors are around you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can CNS lupus diagnosis easily be missed in a person with lupus diagnosis with frequent episodes of confusion, mental fog, giddiness, black outs but normal mri?
Could be difficult: Several possibilities, you might be having reactions to your medications, you could be experiencing seizures and/or migraines, and could indeed have other co-morbidities. Might urge you have this further evaluated. Sometimes, MRI will miss very small lesions, and spinal fluid might be productive. ...Read more
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