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What is trigger systemic lupus erythematosus in antiquity?

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Dr. David True answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

It is not known what causes lupus erythematosus. Referring to antiquity, lupus was used to describe several different rashes. It could be autoimmune, where the body attacks itself such as lupus erythematosus or discoid lupus. It could be caused by tuberculosis infection such as lupus vulgaris. It could be related to another inflammatory disease such as sarcoidosis which causes lupus pernio.

Answered Nov 10, 2014

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