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Reducing Your Risk of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

There is no way to prevent SLE. The cause is unknown. The only known risks are things that cannot be changed. These are things like one's sex, age, family history, and ethnic background.

References

Lupus. American College of Rheumatology website. Available at: http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Lupus. Accessed March 22, 2022.
Lupus. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/lupus. Accessed March 22, 2022.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/musculoskeletal-and-connective-tissue-disorders/autoimmune-rheumatic-disorders/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle. Accessed March 22, 2022.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle-in-adults. Accessed March 22, 2022.
What causes lupus? Lupus Foundation of America website. Available at: https://www.lupus.org/resources/what-causes-lupus. Accessed March 22, 2022.
What is lupus? Lupus Foundation of America website. Available at: https://www.lupus.org/resources/what-is-lupus. Accessed March 22, 2022.

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