Discussing Lupus-Attributed Neuropsychiatric Disorders

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In this Centricity Series video, Dr. Meggan Mackay discusses some of the brain complications lupus patients may suffer from.

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There are 19 different defined neuropsychiatric conditions that can be attributed to lupus and range from mild disorders such as headaches to more serious complications such as aseptic meningitis and cerebrovascular disease.

Two clinical studies of lupus-related brain conditions showed that between 28 percent and 33.5 percent of patients enrolled in the programs had experienced some neuropsychiatric events, with problems such as headaches, mood disorders, cognitive disorders and seizures being the most common. Though only between 17 percent and 38 percent of these could be attributed to lupus and not to medication or other factors.

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