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What are the causes of Lupus

  • Although doctors do not know exactly what causes lupus and other autoimmune diseases, most believe that lupus results from both genetic and environmental stimuli.
  • Some factors that may trigger the disease and the symptoms.

    • Hormonal change: at puberty, after childbirth, during the menopause
    • Sunlight
    • Stress – as a result of trauma
    • Certain medication – after a prolonged course of medication
  • Lupus is neither infectious nor contagious.