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How can a person get lupus?

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Amanda Xi
General Practice
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In brief: Autoimmune disease

Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), or lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues of the body.
This can occur from a number of different factors some of which is unknown. Certain medications are known to trigger sle in an otherwise healthy person.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), or lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues of the body.
This can occur from a number of different factors some of which is unknown. Certain medications are known to trigger sle in an otherwise healthy person.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease.
Your antibodies recognize 'self' proteins as foreign and attack.

In brief: Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease.
Your antibodies recognize 'self' proteins as foreign and attack.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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