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who all gets lupus?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Genetic 2/3 envr 1/3: There are genetic forces in about 2/3 of people and environmental factors in1/3.
Dr. Alfred Kim
Rheumatology 16 years experience
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.

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