Lupus the leading cause of mortality in women: study



JOHANNESBURG - Lupus is a leading cause of mortality in females.

According to a new study, the chronic auto-immune condition ranks higher than diabetes, HIV, and liver diseases among others.

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But, it's still not known what causes the disease.

Health Expert Giulia Criscuolo says, “Unfortunately we don't know of a specific cause although there are certain factors that trigger the illness for an example if you are a woman you have 8 times more the chance of getting lupus compared to men, your environment also plays a part, genetics play a part and so does hormones.”



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