lupus life expectancy

Question

What is the life expectancy of women with lupus in the 1 severe case and in the 2 mild case?

Answer

There are so many variations in the disease that your question is almost impossible to answer. Overall, for all patients with SLE taken together, the life expectancy is normal. Quite an achievement and improvement over the past years.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University