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What causes the autoimmune disorder called lupus?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unknown

Genetic, hormonal, immunologic, and environmental factors may play a role but the overall cause of lupus is unknown.
The immune system becomes activated and attacks the body itself hence the term autoimmune.

In brief: Unknown

Genetic, hormonal, immunologic, and environmental factors may play a role but the overall cause of lupus is unknown.
The immune system becomes activated and attacks the body itself hence the term autoimmune.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Thank
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unknown

Genetic, hormonal, immunologic, and environmental factors may play a role but the overall cause of lupus is unknown.
The immune system becomes activated and attacks the body itself hence the term autoimmune.

In brief: Unknown

Genetic, hormonal, immunologic, and environmental factors may play a role but the overall cause of lupus is unknown.
The immune system becomes activated and attacks the body itself hence the term autoimmune.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Thank
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