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 Can lupus put me at risk for blood clots?
- Q Why are women more likely to develop lupus than men?
- Q What role does the environment play in the development of lupus?
- Q Do genetics play a role in the development of lupus?
- Q What increases my risk for lupus?
- Q Is lupus serious?