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Is lupus contagious?

Is lupus contagious?

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. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a question. Is lupus contagious?

See details: Lupus is never contagious. An underlying predisposition to the disease can be inherited. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematous contagious?

Is  systemic lupus erythematous contagious?

No: It is an autoimmune disease in which your body produces antibodies against your own body cells leading to organ damages if left untreated. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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Is sle(lupus) very contagious?

No: Lupus is not contagious, it is not caused by an infection. It is an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Could it be lupus erythematosus contagious when your partner have sexual contact?

Could it be lupus erythematosus contagious when your partner have sexual contact?

Absolutely not: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that is not caused by any infectious agent. You can't catch it from someone else. People with lupus have their own white blood cells attack their own body. If you somehow transferred their white blood cells into you, your body would recognize them as foreign and destroy them immediately. ...Read more

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Could it be lupus erythematosus contagious when you have sexual contact with your partner?

Absolutely not: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that is not caused by any infectious agent. You can't catch it from someone else. People with lupus have their own white blood cells attack their own body. If you somehow transferred their white blood cells into you, your body would recognize them as foreign and destroy them immediately. ...Read more

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Is lupus infectious or contagious? 

No: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. Sle is not infectious and not contagious. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction). ...Read more

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Can men have lupus and is it contageous?

Yes / No: Yes men can have lupus. It is an auto-immune disease that can affect men and women but is more common in women. It affects various body areas such as skin, joints, kidneys, brain, etc. The disease is not contagious. More info available at lupus.Org. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more