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Is there a connection between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri?

Possibly: There does seem to be an association between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri. But the association may be spurious and related to cerebral venous thrombosis (lupus is often associated with hypercoaguability) or side effects of corticosteroids which are used sometimes to treat lupus. ...Read more

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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
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Pseudotumor Cerebri (Definition)

Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the pressure inside your skull increases when there is no obvious cause. While symptoms may resemble those of a brain tumor, there is no actual tumor present. The condition occurs more commonly in obese women, especially those ...Read more


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I have pseudotumor cerebri and lupus. Is it ok to do Bikram yoga? I'm on acetazolamide and plaquenil

I have pseudotumor cerebri and lupus. Is it ok to do Bikram yoga? I'm on acetazolamide and plaquenil

Ask your MD: Bikram yoga has 26 positions with some a little extreme considering the effort involved. I would print them out and show to your Doctor before enrolling. ...Read more

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If there any relation between pseudotumor cerebri and white matter lesions?

Major: One (pc) is usually a temporary issue sometimes related to medications and usually reversible if treated in time. White matter lesions are likely permanent if not progressive. ...Read more

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Could pseudotumor cerebri be related to navy service?

If you had TBI maybe: There is a long list of things that contribute to pseudotumor. Lead poisoning, tetracycline use, brain surgery, hormone disorder, iron deficiency, hyper or hypovitaminosis a, osa, tbi, obesity. ...Read more

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How come I have pseudotumor cerebri, but nobody else in the family has it?

It isn't hereditary: Not every thing is hereditary. And sometimes this is a complication from another illness. ...Read more

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Are there drugs to cure pseudotumor cerebri?

Are there drugs to cure pseudotumor cerebri?

No: There are drugs (acetazolamide and other diuretics) that may alleviate the symptoms of paeudorumor very well, and pseudotumor may often go into remission, but it's hard to call them cures. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

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