Viewer Question:Is there a connection between Lupus and seizures? If so, what is it? Thank you.
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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