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What can trigger lupus?

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Experts don't know the exact cause of lupus. They think it may be related to genes that put you at risk for lupus and things you come into contact with that trigger the disease. Some of those triggers are:

  • Sunlight
  • Infections
  • Medications like blood pressure or anti-seizure drugs

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriatic arthritis: Causes," "Psoriatic arthritis: Symptoms," "Lupus: Definition," "Lupus Tests and Diagnosis."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How is lupus diagnosed?"

Lupus Research Alliance: "Lupus Diagnosis."

Arthritis Foundation: "What is Arthritis?" "Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms," "Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriatic arthritis: Causes," "Psoriatic arthritis: Symptoms," "Lupus: Definition," "Lupus Tests and Diagnosis."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How is lupus diagnosed?"

Lupus Research Alliance: "Lupus Diagnosis."

Arthritis Foundation: "What is Arthritis?" "Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms," "Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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