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is lupus contagious?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
No: While the absolute cause of lupus is unknown, likely a combination of a genertic predisposition to develop autoimmune disease and some environmental trigger. It is not contagious.
Answered on Mar 10, 2015
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