Prognosis for Lupus: The prognosis for lupus varies widely depending on the organs involved and the intensity of the inflammatory reaction. The course of lupus is commonly chronic and relapsing, often with long periods of remission. Most patients with lupus have a normal lifespan with periodic doctor visits and treatments with various drugs. Many of the more serious problems do not affect most patients.
This website is dated today July 30, 2008. For further information click on the website.
At wrongdiagnosis you have to check the sources of the information to know what date it is. The date at the top left under WD is always the current. That misleading and frequently misunderstood statistic about 'lupus patients can expect to live ten years after diagnosis' is the first thing that strikes your eyes but WD isn't the only site to do this. It's clear only later and on close reading that that particular study only lasted ten years.
There are so many factors that can influence the prognosis : early diagnosis, effective and suitably aggressive treatment, access to good doctors, getting regular check ups, compliance with meds, good response to meds, and sheer luck.