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Is there a connection between gastritis and lupus or what about GERD and lupus?

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Dr. Scot Lewey
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Not per se

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs or body system/areas.
Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach. Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease. Someone with lupus could have gastritis and/or gerd but lupus would not likely be the cause. Autoimmune gastritis does occur but rare. Medications to treat lupus could predispose to gastritis or aggravate gerd.

In brief: Not per se

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs or body system/areas.
Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach. Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease. Someone with lupus could have gastritis and/or gerd but lupus would not likely be the cause. Autoimmune gastritis does occur but rare. Medications to treat lupus could predispose to gastritis or aggravate gerd.
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