“Lupus Headache” May Not Exist, Say Researchers

Pain Medicine News reported that a study conducted in Canada suggests that what people often refer to as a “lupus headache” may not exist. In a prospective examination of 1,732 individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), clinician-investigators found a 58% headache prevalence over 10 years. However, only 1.5% of these individuals met the criteria for lupus headache and 96.3% of these cases resolved independently from lupus treatments. The results were published in Arthritis & Rheumatism (2013;65:2887-2897).

Source: Pain Medicine News March 2014