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What causes lupus? 

What causes lupus? 

More than one reason: It is felt the lupus is the result of a combination of things some of which are not known. A combination of genetic wrists, environmental exposures, possible viral infections are all considered. There may be more than one cause of lupus. ...Read more

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What is the cause of lupus?

What is the cause of lupus?

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. ...Read more

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What causes lupus to happen?

What causes lupus to happen?

NOT KNOWN...: No one knows the final "trigger-pull" that causes lupus. We do know genetics play some role. We do know that hormones play a major role (reason for female dominance and females rarely getting sle before puberty). But why some with similar factors get disease is not known at present. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of lupus....

What could be the cause of lupus....

Autoimmune disease: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and there may be inherited predisposition to the disease. The exact initiating event is still unknown. ...Read more

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What causes a lupus relapse in the summer ?

Sun exposure: lupus patients who ate photosensitive are more likely to flare in the summer but lupus can flare any time of the year. ...Read more

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Are sores that won't heal is caused by lupus?

Are sores that won't heal is caused by lupus?

Skin cancer?: Atypical acid fast bacilli often causes sores which do not heal or respond to the usual antibiotics. I always consider the presence of a skin cancer if a sore fails to heal . See a dermatologist. A less likely scenario would be the presence of an immune defect. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is lupus? What causes it?

SLE diagnosis: Systemic lupus erythematosus is best diagnosed by an experienced rheumatologist. It is an autoimmune disease. A high-titer ANA, >1:320 is both sensitive and specific for lupus. Other auto-antibodies can help to confirm the lupus diagnosis. Anti-Smith is highly specific for lupus but not very sensitive. Anti-dsDNA is also highly specific and tends to be seen in lupus with kidney involvement. ...Read more

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What causes lupus to flare other then sunlight?

See details: Infection, stress and tobacco use. Often it flares without an obvious cause. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lupus be cause a false negative?

No: A negative test means a negative test. If the ANA is negative, the chance of having lupus is small. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lupus to cause mental instability?

Yes: Central nervous system lupus can cause many problems including seizures, psychosis and stroke. Any of these are serious and need to be treated by a Rheumatologist. Also many drugs used to treat.Lupus, particularly corticosteroids and even NSAIDS. Discuss this with your Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What has been your most unusual presentation of lupus?

Seizures: I saw a young girl in residency with neurologic manifestations of her lupus. These included seizures and some neuro psychiatric symptoms as well. Lupus is a disease that can affect almost any organ system and it's interesting to be sure, i just wish it were always easily treatable! ...Read more

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What can cause a positive lupus test without having lupus?

Sometimes drugs: Sometimes drugs can cause a positive lupus test, but the lupus test or ANA is designed to be overly sensitive so as not to miss cases, but the drawback is it can be positive in normal people. Your doctor should be able to handle this problem. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause testical pain?

Absolutely. As an: auto(self)immune(complex internal system which best protects from cancer, viruses, fungi & bacteria), any portion of the body can be targeted resulting in what ever consequences. Commonly, the arterial/capillary system is involved in the self-attacks. Since all the cells of our bodies are dependant on blood supply, they can all be damaged/die even if not attacked as a direct target of the disease. ...Read more