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Can a lupus patient get another autoimmune disease? 

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Dr. Douglas Berson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lupus autoimmunity

Yes.

In brief: Lupus autoimmunity

Yes.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Has higher chance

A person with one autoimmune disease, such as lupus, has a higher chance of getting another autoimmune disorder, such as thyroiditis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc.
.. However, having an increased risk of getting a disorder doesn't mean the person will surely get it. He might be only a little unlucky and have just one disease.

In brief: Has higher chance

A person with one autoimmune disease, such as lupus, has a higher chance of getting another autoimmune disorder, such as thyroiditis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc.
.. However, having an increased risk of getting a disorder doesn't mean the person will surely get it. He might be only a little unlucky and have just one disease.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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