Does Lupus Cause Seizures?

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Is there a connection between lupus and seizures? If so, what is it?

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. For more information, read our full medical article on lupus.

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