Can my doctor know if my lupus is going to be severe or not?

NO, it is difficult to predict with certainty the course of lupus. Knowledge of the disease has taught us that there are "benign" forms, that have no complications even after many years of progression, and there are more "severe" forms. There are objective elements that characterise these two forms, but none that makes it possible to predict the future with certainty.

It is for this reason that it is useful to get good medical monitoring throughout the course of the disease.

Regardless of the initial severity, the management of this disease is often very effective. Refractory forms (those that do not respond well to treatments) are rare. In addition, recent therapeutic advances have allowed the development of many new drugs, which offer hope for a solution even in the most difficult situations.


It is not possible to predict with certainty the outcome of lupus, whether it starts moderately or more aggressively. This justifies medical surveillance throughout the course of the disease, because there is a therapeutic solution in almost all situations.

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