The 411 on Lupus

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  • What Are the Symptoms?
  • Risk Factors
  • What Causes Lupus?
  • African-Americans and Lupus
  • How Serious Is Lupus?
  • What Are the Complications?
  • Is There a Cure?
  • Black Celebs With Lupus
  • Understanding Lupus
  • What Is Lupus?
  • Types of Lupus

What Causes Lupus?

Doctors are not 100 percent sure, but they believe that lupus is triggered by a combination of genetics and environment. Some of us may be genetically predisposed to lupus, which rears its head by either an infection, reaction to medication or in some cases even sunlight. 

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