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Lupus Brain Lesion Demyelination
What can brain lesion and white matter changes mean in Sjögren's and lupus.numbness,confusion,tremor,headache,off balance,weakness,brain fog,brainzaps?
See your neurologist: Without looking at your actual brain scan, it's impossible to tell with certainty the cause or significance of an abnormality. Lupus cerebritis can put white spots on the brain. More importantly, how are lupus and Sjogren's affecting your daily life? The key is improving your quality of life, not treating the appearance of your brain scan. Good luck! ...Read more
Nerve fibers have a central axon insulated by myelin covering. Demyelination is damage to the myelin, and typically experienced in multiple sclerosis due to an autoimmune attack by lymphocytes, but may be seen also in hereditary leukodystrophies, acute encephalomyelitis, ...Read more
Just found out I have a nonspecific abnormal lesion on my right side of brain. I have lupus. Could this be CNS lupus. Have numbness slurred speech?
See details: It is very difficult to determine if a single lesion is related specifically to lupus, to antiphospholipid antibodies, emboli or totally unrelated to all of these. You need to ask your doctors who have the detailed information needed to give you a precise answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to get pregnant with sjögren's and pots and a lesion on my brain and raynauds and possibly lupus? My docs ok it but i'm afraid to try.
Trust your doctors: Without knowing more specifics of history and lab results, it is impossible to even guess. I will say that you should trust the advice of the doctors who know you best. ...Read more
Complex: Sjogren's can mimic primary progressive ms, and clinical signs of weakness, imbalance, incoordination or abnormal reflexes would suggest "active" brain lesions. Mri with gadolinium positivity also a sign. But sjogren's can also cause a small fibre neuropathy, and sensory symptoms and pain might be peripheral, not central. In this area, you need a neurologist who is familiar with all of this. ...Read more
Yes.: It is possible for mass lesions to be detected in the brain by ct scanning. In some instances, certain brain lesions / tumors / bleeds are better recognized and characterized by mri; however, some patients cannot undergo MRI testing. Ask your doc / health care provider / clinic to explain ct scan results and also ask if ct is the best test for you. ...Read more
MRI done showed brain lesion... If it were white matter disease would they have known by this MRI?
Yes: This works particularly well for isolated metastatic brain tumors. ...Read more
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