A member asked:

Who all gets lupus?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Goldman answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Genetic 2/3 envr 1/3: There are genetic forces in about 2/3 of people and environmental factors in1/3.

Answered 9/30/2019


Dr. Alfred Kim answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Genes, environment: This answer will change as we know more about lupus. We believe that for a person to get lupus, from the limited genetic information we have now, about 10% is from known genetic causes and remaining 90% unknown genetic causes and environmental causes. Environmental causes are largely undefined but important. Think about this: only 30% of identical twins develop lupus together.

Answered 9/24/2016



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