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Whats death rate related to systemic lupus erythematosis?

Whats death rate related to systemic lupus erythematosis?

Less now: 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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I have autonomic dysfunction - and I have lupus does this mean i will have a poor prognosis and die early from lupus? Autonomic dys. Is under control

I have autonomic dysfunction - and I have lupus does this mean i will  have a poor prognosis and die early from lupus? Autonomic dys. Is under control

Depends: Depends on how lupus is affecting you. Two people with lupus may not share a single problem. Some lupus problems require no treatment; others are life threatening. Within 2 years of onset, you will know the risks. ...Read more

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When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of? 

When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of? 

Kidney, etc: 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. Infection, kidney, and brain disease are the typical causes of death. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are diagnosed with lupus are you automatically going to die?

See below: With newer treatments, lupus patients are living much longer than previous. Talk to your rheumatologist and see the lupus foundation of america's website for support groups and information. ...Read more

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I just found out I have lupus and fibromyalgia.. Will I die with it or from it?

I just found out I have lupus and fibromyalgia.. Will I die with it or from it?

Lupus: With good followup by endocrinologist & pcp, and with good control of symptoms, you are ok. ...Read more

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Can I die from lupus sle?

Less likely: When i was in medical school, 25% of lupus patients died within 5 years of diagnosis and 75% eventually died from it. It is far less likely to kill nowadays. Lupus is a particularly cruel disease, especially because you do not appear as sick to other people as you feel yourself. Be brave, and walk this hard road with your physician and friends as guide. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is systemic lupus?

What is systemic lupus?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present. Thus, it was named lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.". ...Read more

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Help me understand systemic lupus?

Help me understand systemic lupus?

S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues symptoms vary from person to person and may come and go.It is diagnosed with history of symptoms and blood tests for several antibodies it is treated with steroids and non steroidal meds, avoid sun and wear protect. ...Read more

Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more