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Review: could Systemic lupus erythematosus cause Emphysema?

Summary: Emphysema could be caused by Systemic lupus erythematosus, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also have Osteoporosis, and take Prednisone.

We study 5,175 people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Emphysema. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (latest reports from 42,031 patients) are typically treated by Plaquenil, Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Cellcept, Imuran, Methotrexate Sodium.


Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs) (latest reports from 60,843 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 5,168 people who have systemic lupus erythematosus are studied. Among them, 11 (0.21%) have Emphysema. They amount to 0.02% of all the 60,671 people who have Emphysema on eHealthMe.

Trend of Emphysema in systemic lupus erythematosus reports

Gender of people who have systemic lupus erythematosus and experienced Emphysema * :


Age of people who have systemic lupus erythematosus and experienced Emphysema * :


Severity of the symptom * :


Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (11 people, 100.00%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (11 people, 100.00%)
  3. Sjogren's syndrome (11 people, 100.00%)
  4. Osteopenia (11 people, 100.00%)
  5. Neuropathy peripheral (3 people, 27.27%)
  6. Hiatus hernia (3 people, 27.27%)
  7. Arthritis (2 people, 18.18%)
  8. Myocardial infarction (2 people, 18.18%)
  9. Blood cholesterol increased (2 people, 18.18%)
  10. Depression (2 people, 18.18%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Prednisone (11 people, 100.00%)
  2. Plaquenil (11 people, 100.00%)
  3. Premarin (11 people, 100.00%)
  4. Fosamax (11 people, 100.00%)
  5. Fosamax plus d (11 people, 100.00%)
  6. Didronel (11 people, 100.00%)
  7. Alendronate sodium (4 people, 36.36%)
  8. Pantoprazole (3 people, 27.27%)
  9. Celebrex (3 people, 27.27%)
  10. Lyrica (3 people, 27.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.


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Related condition

- Systemic lupus erythematosus (4,428 reports)


Related symptom

- Emphysema


Related drugs

- Plaquenil
- Prednisone
- Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
- Cellcept
- Imuran
- Methotrexate Sodium
- Methotrexate
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- Celebrex
- Prednisolone
- Mobic
- Lyrica
- Gabapentin
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