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 Why can blood take longer to clot in some people with lupus?
- Q What role does the environment play in the development of lupus?
- Q Why do people with lupus test falsely positive for syphilis?
- Q How does running a fever indicate lupus?
- Q How does lupus affect the lungs?
- Q What causes lupus in men?