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If someone has a severe case of lupus what would they be experiencing and what are the chances of death?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Very low!

Death usually is the result of kidney disease, cerebral vasculitis, thrombocytopenia, and infection.
The regimens available have changed this landscape tremendously. I have had only one sle death in 28 years. It was not the lupus, but systemic infection from a feeding line. All with severe sle should be managed by a specialist in rheumatology! all data on sle related deaths don't reflect new rxs!

In brief: Very low!

Death usually is the result of kidney disease, cerebral vasculitis, thrombocytopenia, and infection.
The regimens available have changed this landscape tremendously. I have had only one sle death in 28 years. It was not the lupus, but systemic infection from a feeding line. All with severe sle should be managed by a specialist in rheumatology! all data on sle related deaths don't reflect new rxs!
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