Researchers believe that family history and environment have something to do with developing the problem. A family member can pass on a tendency toward lupus and then factors in your environment can affect that tendency. In rare cases, a mother can pass the lupus antibodies to her child during pregnancy creating a condition called neonatal lupus.
- Q Is neonatal lupus serious?
- Q How does lupus affect the kidneys?
- Q What increases my baby's risk for neonatal lupus?
- Q What are the side effects of the medications for lupus?
- Q Can lupus put me at risk for blood clots?
- Q How does running a fever indicate lupus?