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What is the role of female hormones in lupus?

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Female hormones are believed to play a role in the development of lupus because women are affected by lupus much more often than men. This is especially true of women during their reproductive years, a time when hormone levels are highest.

From: Lupus Overview WebMD Medical Reference

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The Lupus Foundation of America.

American College of Rheumatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 7, 2019

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The Lupus Foundation of America.

American College of Rheumatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 7, 2019

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