A 66-year-old female asked:
Is erythematosus lupus a viral infection treated by shingles antibiotic?
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Dr. William Lages answered
67 years experience in Rheumatology
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.
Answered on Apr 29, 2014
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