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Why can't lupus patients stand up?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Muscle weakness

This would be a severe case of systemic lupus and the treatmentvwould need to be individualized by an expert rheumatologist to prevent progression and decrease inflammation.

In brief: Muscle weakness

This would be a severe case of systemic lupus and the treatmentvwould need to be individualized by an expert rheumatologist to prevent progression and decrease inflammation.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. John Goldman
This might not even be related to lupus. You need a careful evaluation for weakness including neurologic as well as muscular studies
Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Neuro or muscular

If you can't stand up there are a variety of possibilities.
It could be neurologic, it could be muscular, and weakness can also occur from corticosteroids. These are issues for your physician to evaluate. The weakness from corticosteroids we call steroid myopathy.

In brief: Neuro or muscular

If you can't stand up there are a variety of possibilities.
It could be neurologic, it could be muscular, and weakness can also occur from corticosteroids. These are issues for your physician to evaluate. The weakness from corticosteroids we call steroid myopathy.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
Thank
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