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A 60-year-old female asked:

is erythematosus lupus a viral infection treated by shingles antibiotic?

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Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated.

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Last updated Apr 29, 2014

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