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What is central nervous system lupus?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: It is where lupus

It is where lupus attacks your cental nervous system which is made up of your brain and spinal cord.
This can take the form of vasculitis, stroke, seizures, transverse myelitis, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Talk to your rheumatologist to clarify what is exactly occuring.

In brief: It is where lupus

It is where lupus attacks your cental nervous system which is made up of your brain and spinal cord.
This can take the form of vasculitis, stroke, seizures, transverse myelitis, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Talk to your rheumatologist to clarify what is exactly occuring.
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: CNS Lupus

Lupus involving the brain and or spinal cord.
The main symptoms of CNS lupus can be diffuse (generalized seizures, psychosis) or focal (stroke, peripheral neuropathies). CNS symptoms occur in about 40% of patients with lupus.

In brief: CNS Lupus

Lupus involving the brain and or spinal cord.
The main symptoms of CNS lupus can be diffuse (generalized seizures, psychosis) or focal (stroke, peripheral neuropathies). CNS symptoms occur in about 40% of patients with lupus.
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