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How can one cure systemic lupus erythematosus?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No cure but ...

Lupus cannot be cured but the symptoms can often be controlled.
In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Lupus can be mild. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Lupus can be severe. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis.

In brief: No cure but ...

Lupus cannot be cured but the symptoms can often be controlled.
In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Lupus can be mild. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Lupus can be severe. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis.
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