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Is lupus infectious or contagious? 
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Dennis Jerome
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Neither
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in other words your immune cells are causing inflammation in your your tissues and organs.
It is not contagious but does occur in families related to genes but you do not catch it from another individual like you would a cold or influenza.

In brief: Neither
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in other words your immune cells are causing inflammation in your your tissues and organs.
It is not contagious but does occur in families related to genes but you do not catch it from another individual like you would a cold or influenza.
Dr. Dennis Jerome
Dr. Dennis Jerome
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body.
Sle is not infectious and not contagious. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction).

In brief: No
Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body.
Sle is not infectious and not contagious. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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