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Is the cognitive dysfunction that results from systemic lupus erythematosus typically permanent?

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Dr. Benjamin S. Frank
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Lupus can cause both reversible and irreversible changes to the nervous system, and these can affect personality, memory, and other basic aspects of patients' lives.
That said, simply being sick can aggravate depression, sleep deprivation, etc. Controlling pain and other disruptive elements of the disease, can improve quality of life and help people be more who they would like to be.

In brief: It depends

Lupus can cause both reversible and irreversible changes to the nervous system, and these can affect personality, memory, and other basic aspects of patients' lives.
That said, simply being sick can aggravate depression, sleep deprivation, etc. Controlling pain and other disruptive elements of the disease, can improve quality of life and help people be more who they would like to be.
Dr. Benjamin S. Frank
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be intermittent

Sle can produce temporary neurological symptoms.
This appears to relate to a surge in vascular changes that cause a toxic state in the brain. Confusion, seizures, stroke like symptoms, hallucinations, etc can develop. However, these can recover with good treatment. High dose steroids may be necessary, but that treatment can cause toxic symptoms itself.

In brief: Can be intermittent

Sle can produce temporary neurological symptoms.
This appears to relate to a surge in vascular changes that cause a toxic state in the brain. Confusion, seizures, stroke like symptoms, hallucinations, etc can develop. However, these can recover with good treatment. High dose steroids may be necessary, but that treatment can cause toxic symptoms itself.
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