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When people die of lupus, what do they usually die of? 

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Kidney, etc

In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years.
Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. Infection, kidney, and brain disease are the typical causes of death.

In brief: Kidney, etc

In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years.
Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. Infection, kidney, and brain disease are the typical causes of death.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Infection, renal failure, heart disease and CNS lupus (brain disease).

In brief: See below

Infection, renal failure, heart disease and CNS lupus (brain disease).
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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