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Will my lupus symptoms ever go away entirely?

Suhail Kumar, MD
Rheumatology

There is no cure for lupus, however goal is to achieve remission.  Because lupus is a chronic illness, symptoms will come and go; but in remission, symptoms should not be present.

Lupus is a disease characterized by periods when symptoms intensify (flares) and subside (remission). Sometimes symptoms will stop for periods of up to several years. Some women have observed a decline in flares after menopause. However, lupus is a chronic illness making it unlikely that symptoms will ever disappear entirely.

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