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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Causes and Risk Factors

​Under normal circumstances, the body’s immune system protects the body against “foreign” invaders like viruses, bacteria and parasites. In lupus, the immune system malfunctions and produces antibodies and cells which attack its own organs – hence lupus is known as an “autoimmune” disease. The reason why this happens is unknown, but are believed to be linked to environment (exposure to sunlight, stress or infection), genetic and hormonal factors.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Other Information