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Question by  artilallonline (48)

What is the life expectancy for someone with lupus?

My mother was recently diagnosed with lupus.


Answer by  DebH2010 (291)

With proper physician-guided treatment, the life expectancy for patients with lupus is about the same as that of anyone else. Of course, general health is a factor.


Answer by  justjenn2u (22)

For anyone who's diagnosed with lupus and cares for himself, life expectancy is same as normal person. Lupus can be fatal in immune compromised person.


Answer by  negrita (70)

The outlook for people with Lupus has improved as better treatment have been found. Now nearly 70% of people with lupus live 20 years or more after they are have been diagnosed. The course of lupus varies by individual and is hard to predict because symptoms come and go. Lupus usually develops very slowly in a person.

Reply by malone (4817):
Lupus does not develop slowly. It is often difficult to diagnosis, and so symptoms go untreated and appear to be continuously developing, but the disease does not "develop very slowly."  add a comment

Answer by  sylsia (510)

Since better treatments have been found, now 70% of people diagnosed with lupus live 20 years of more after their diagnoses.

Reply by malone (4817):
False. When properly managed, Lupus patients do not have shortened life expectancies.  add a comment

Answer by  katestar (169)

There really isn't a definitive answer for this. There are a lot of factors that can influence the life expectancy of someone with lupus. Normally they will live 20 years or more after diagnosis.

Reply by malone (4817):
This is totally false. Lupus, when properly managed, does not shorten one's life.  add a comment

Answer by  lstephens (1)

How long can one live if they don't take the medicine for the disease?

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