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Is lupus ever fatal?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be, not usually

Can be, but usually not and usually controlled with appropriate therapy.

In brief: Can be, not usually

Can be, but usually not and usually controlled with appropriate therapy.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but not usually

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 but not usually

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
Thank
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