Lupus myelitis, also called lupus nephritis, is a form of transverse myelitis. When myelitis is related to lupus, the autoimmune condition targets the spinal cord.
Symptoms of lupus myelitis vary greatly, but the common symptoms include some degree of paralysis or weakness, urinary bladder or bowel dysfunction, muscle spasms, headache, fever, numbness, heightened sensitivity to touch, etc.
Speaking of the causes that may trigger lupus myelitis, half of the cases are related to antiphospholipid antibodies and the other half of the cases are related to active vasculitis.
It may take 2-12 weeks after the onset of the symptoms to recover from the lupus myelitis, and sometimes it may take 2 years or even longer.
Keyword: lupus myelitis