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What factors contribute to developing sle?
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Unknown
Why the body attacks itself is a mystery however, some medications such as the antibiotic Doxycycline can cause drug- induced lupus.
These reactions will typically resolve when the drug is stopped. Autoimmune disease often run in families suggesting that genetic factors are at play.

In brief: Unknown
Why the body attacks itself is a mystery however, some medications such as the antibiotic Doxycycline can cause drug- induced lupus.
These reactions will typically resolve when the drug is stopped. Autoimmune disease often run in families suggesting that genetic factors are at play.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: SLE
Lupus is an autoimmune disease.
There is no way to "develop" lupus it is simply a disease where antibodies in our body recognize the body as "foreign" leading to the immune system turning on itself. A rheumatologist is the best to discuss sle.

In brief: SLE
Lupus is an autoimmune disease.
There is no way to "develop" lupus it is simply a disease where antibodies in our body recognize the body as "foreign" leading to the immune system turning on itself. A rheumatologist is the best to discuss sle.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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