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10 Causes of Lupus

Dorathy Gass

Lupus is an autoimmune illness, where an individual’s immune system falters, and attacks healthy tissues, rather than viruses and bacteria. Normally, the body creates proteins, referred to as antibodies. These antibodies fight and protect the body against diseases, however lupus makes it difficult for the body to categorize between healthy cells and antigens. The end result: swelling, inflammation, and pain. Lupus can attacks a person’s vital organs, like their kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and the brain.

While lupus is not contagious, doctors and researchers have struggled with what the underlying cause (or causes) of the disease may be. Some do believe there may be a list of factors that may contribute to lupus.

We’ve compiled the 10 most common signs of the lupus virus:

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