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My mum has MS and doctors are starting to think she has Lupus too. If this is the case how would this effect her life and can it kill her?

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In brief: Complicated

Not clear why a pt who has established MS would develop lupus, as more likely she has a biologically false positive ANA titer, which can occur from some medications and even infection (syphiiis).
But if she has both, treatment becomes very complex, as some rheumatological agents can worsen the MS (those that block tumor necrosis factor alpha). Unlikely to kill her, but may affect quality of life

In brief: Complicated

Not clear why a pt who has established MS would develop lupus, as more likely she has a biologically false positive ANA titer, which can occur from some medications and even infection (syphiiis).
But if she has both, treatment becomes very complex, as some rheumatological agents can worsen the MS (those that block tumor necrosis factor alpha). Unlikely to kill her, but may affect quality of life
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Rick Sayegh
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In brief: It depends

hi how are youalthough this is common your mom n=ds serologic testing as well as urine test and renal us to starthang in there its treatable in most cases

In brief: It depends

hi how are youalthough this is common your mom n=ds serologic testing as well as urine test and renal us to starthang in there its treatable in most cases
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Dr. Rick Sayegh
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