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How Long Can A Person Live For With Lupus
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
When symptoms start: The onset starts with the first symptoms of the disease. ...Read more
An indeterminant per: Hair loss can be a long term or temporary issue depending on the activity of the underlying lupus. The better the control of the lupus, the better the chance that the hair loss can also improve. However, hair can occasionally persist even if the lupus control is good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If lupus went into remission & person no longer needed methotrexate, would methotrexate likely cause leukopenia (in someone with normal higher wbc)?
It depends: Lupus treatment has improved over the past two decades. Most patients are living longer. Some have a severe life threatening form of lupus that can have a shorter life expectancy. This is the case if lupus causes organ damage such as the kidneys or brain. Some of the medications, especially prednisone, can also cause damage. Patients die from lupus itself, infections, and heart attacks/strokes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A very long time: Since medical care has improved over the past three decades people can live a very long time on dialysis. There is also a possibility that the patient will be a candidate for a kidney transplant. Lupus symptoms often but not always go into remission when patients go on dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the life expectancy for lupus patients? I was recently diagnosed with lupus. Does this mean i will die much earlier, or are there ways to live longer?
Everyone differs: Just because you have lupus does note mean a death sentence. Each person is different. It depends on your lupus and your treatment and how you respond. We will not live forever but how you do will help decide if you die from lupus or just die with lupus. Lupus alone is not a killer, but like any health problems some do better than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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