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Who all gets lupus?
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Dr. Alfred Kim
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alfred Kim
Dr. Alfred Kim
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Genetic 2/3 envr 1/3
There are genetic forces in about 2/3 of people and environmental factors in1/3.

In brief: Genetic 2/3 envr 1/3
There are genetic forces in about 2/3 of people and environmental factors in1/3.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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