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Brain Aneurysms

Is there any connection between lupus and aneurysm rupture?

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  • ANeil Martin, MD, Neurosurgery, answered on behalf of UCLA Health
    Lupus affects a variety of tissues. While lupus can cause inflammation of brain arteries, it tends to affect smaller blood vessels in the brain, not the larger ones where aneurysms rupture. Because of that, it can't be said that there's a strong connection between lupus and intracranial aneurysm ruptures, although theoretically it is possible.
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