Doctor's Responses Archive

Viewer Question:
Is there a connection between Lupus and seizures?  If so, what is it?  Thank you.
Signed, AJ
Doctor's Response:
Yes. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) can cause seizures.  Researchers report that seizures occur from lupus at the onset of their disease in less than 5% of patients.  Seizures occur from lupus during their lifetime in approximately 10% of patients.  Seizures are one of the classical 11 criteria that are used to diagnose Lupus, see our Focus on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

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