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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?

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 more

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Central Nervous System (Definition)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more


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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?

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?

Yes: You need to see a rheumatologist to confirm you have lupus. The answer to your question is yes but it is not clear whether you have lupus of not. ...Read more

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Is the prognosis of CNS lupus poor?

Is the prognosis of CNS lupus poor?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the involvement. However, CNS lupus often carries a poor prognosis. ...Read more

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What tests are done to confirm CNS lupus?

Clinical assessment: Clinical assessment is most important. Mri and spinal fluid examination may be of value, but of course it is critical to assure that it is related to infection or thyroid disease. ...Read more

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Will a MRI let me know if I have CNS lupus and how severe it is.

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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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?

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

Cns (Definition)

CNS stands for central nervous system and consists of the brain ...Read more