Is Lupus Contagious?

Q:
Is lupus contagious?

A:
NO.

Lupus can’t be passed from one person to another.

While we know lupus causes the immune system to create antibodies against itself, what causes lupus is still unknown.

However, as in the most cases, it can be triggered by

  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors, such as certain drugs, smoking and infections, overexposure to sunlight
  • Emotional stress
  • Medications, such as NSAIDs, antimalarial drugs etc.

Three main risk factors

  • Sex: more common in women
  • Race: people of African American, Hispanic and Asian descent have a higher risk.
  • Age: mostly affects people between 15 and 40 years old

In a word, whatever causes your or other people’s symptoms, lupus is never contagious. But what you or him should do is receiving treatment as soon as possible.

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.