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 Does neonatal lupus run in the family?
- Q Why are women more likely to develop lupus than men?
- Q What increases my baby's risk for neonatal lupus?
- Q How does lupus affect the kidneys?
- Q What role does the environment play in the development of lupus?
- Q How does running a fever indicate lupus?