Causes of Lupus
The exact cause of Lupus is unknown. Lupus is believed to be caused by genetic and environmental stimuli. Environmental factors that could trigger Lupus include:
• High Stress Levels
• Excessive exposure to sunlight.
• Certain types of medications and antibiotics, particularly penicillin and sulfa groups
• Certain types of infections
• Chemical exposure to compounds such as trichloroethylene.
Additionally, the incidence of Lupus is more in females than males indicating that certain hormones could trigger the disease.