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Any way for a good life with this lupus disease?
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Coping with a chronic disease is always important.
There may be limitations but the majority of my patients lead a great life. The treatment needs to be tailored to the involvement and needs of the person with lupus. The person with lupus needs to take charge. People with lupus are normal people who happen to have lupus. This should be the guideline but personal responsibility is tops.

In brief: Yes
Coping with a chronic disease is always important.
There may be limitations but the majority of my patients lead a great life. The treatment needs to be tailored to the involvement and needs of the person with lupus. The person with lupus needs to take charge. People with lupus are normal people who happen to have lupus. This should be the guideline but personal responsibility is tops.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Yes
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.

In brief: Yes
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.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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