3 doctors weighed in:

Is there a connection between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

There does seem to be an association between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri.
But the association may be spurious and related to cerebral venous thrombosis (lupus is often associated with hypercoaguability) or side effects of corticosteroids which are used sometimes to treat lupus.

In brief: Possibly

There does seem to be an association between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri.
But the association may be spurious and related to cerebral venous thrombosis (lupus is often associated with hypercoaguability) or side effects of corticosteroids which are used sometimes to treat lupus.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Alfred Kim
I did just have a pt whose initial presentation of lupus was pseudotumor cerebri. They happen in separate entities more frequently, but they can be associated as Dr. Bowers indicates.
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes it can

It can occur with the lupus and it can occur with therapy like steroids.

In brief: Yes it can

It can occur with the lupus and it can occur with therapy like steroids.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
404K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors