Does any know anything about central nervous system Lupus?

I have an 18 year old daughter was diagnosed with Lupus 2 1/2 years ago. Her family doctor has been treating the pain with medication. She recently had an episode where she passed out for nearly an hour. Her neurologist said something about central nervous system lupus. How serious is this type apart from the muscular-skeletal lupus? She hides her pain really well. She has been homebound from school because of her pain for the past 2 semesters. What kind of treatment is available for my baby?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Lupus can indeed affect the central nervous system. It is also important to make sure her passing out was a nervous system issue and not one of the lupus clotting disorders (antiphospholipid antibody syndrome).

    If she is not under the care of a rheumatologist, please consider that. Most family doctors are not trained in the nuances and dangers of lupus. The neurologist, rheumatologist and family doctor need to be on the same page. That is not likely to happen unless you or your daughter take charge and make sure that ALL of her doctors have ALL of the information.

    Some lupus patients also suffer from neuropathy. It sounds like your daughter might benefit by a thorough work up with a few specialists.

    Best wishes.

    Source(s): personal experience
  • pyron
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Lupus is a prevalent and persistent (lifelong) autoimmune ailment that, for unknown motives, motives the immune device to attack the physique's very own tissue and organs, which incorporate the joints, kidneys, coronary heart, lungs, ideas, blood, or pores and skin. The immune device regularly protects the physique against viruses, micro organism, and different foreign places components. In an autoimmune ailment like lupus, the immune device loses its skill to tell the version between foreign places ingredients and its very own cells and tissue.

  • 1 decade ago

    Google: mayo clinic >> diseases & conditions >>lupus

    Also Lupus Foundation Of America

    Look for clinical trial for lupus.

    Good luck to your family

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