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What causes the autoimmune disorder called lupus?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unknown: Genetic, hormonal, immunologic, and environmental factors may play a role but the overall cause of lupus is unknown. The immune system becomes activated and attacks the body itself hence the term autoimmune.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unknown: Genetic, hormonal, immunologic, and environmental factors may play a role but the overall cause of lupus is unknown. The immune system becomes activated and attacks the body itself hence the term autoimmune.

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