How does swine flu affect lupus (SLE) patients?
Q: How does swine flu affect those suffering from Systemic lupus erythematosus (S.L.E.)?
A:Difficult to say anything on this because medical experience with Swine Flu is very limited. It is a new disease and a lot is yet to be studied on this. However, any condition that compromises the immune status of a person makes a person more vulnerable to develop complications if Swine Flu occurs. That is why such patients need to be more careful for prevention of Swine Flu. If they develop Flu like symptoms, they need to consult a designated health facility at the earliest.