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Is lupus a fatal disease? 

Is lupus a fatal disease? 

Can be, not usually: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Not a cancer: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc. It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md. ...Read more

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Is lupus ever fatal?

Can be, not usually: Can be, but usually not and usually controlled with appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus fatal?

Sometimes.: Sle is generally treated with good response, but unfortunately it is sometimes fatal. ...Read more

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What happens if someone who has lupus catches aids? Is that a fatal combination?

What happens if someone who has lupus catches aids?  Is that a fatal combination?

Lupus and HIV AIDS: No, it's not fatal. Life itself is always fatal, as far as we know, except for hela cells. Having lupus and HIV infection together may shorten a person's life, but neither condition is rapidly fatal, nor is the combination. It depends on how severe the lupus is, to a degree, and how virile or rapidly mutating the HIV strain of virus is. But there are many known cases of people having both. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lupus disease?

What are symptoms of lupus disease?

Variety of Symptoms: Lupus (sle) is an autoimmune disease that can effect essentially any organ in the body. Autoimmune means "friendly fire." the body's army is called the immune system. When it gets confused and attacks the body it leads to autoimmune diseases. Common symptoms of sle include: fatigue, joint pain, rashes, mouth sores, dry eyes and mouth, and depression. Every sle patient has unique symptoms. ...Read more

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Hy. Is there any cure for lupus disease?

SLE: Unfortunately, no. It is chronic, but meds can help control or reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi .What is lupus disease? Is it dangerous? How can we fight it and is there a way to recover from it?

The answer: Here's a good overview of lupus that should answer your questions: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001471/. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Lupus 4yrs ago I've seen a specialist &the medication has not been working getting worse. What other disease or disorder could it be?

Many. : Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease. There are several different types of Lupus and they usually cause many symptoms that other diseases have (nonspecific). When a patient is suspected of having Lupus or an autoimmune condition, they get special labs and they usually see a rheumatologist. medications can stop working and there are other medications that could improve your symptoms. ...Read more