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Lupus

Children and lupus

03/03/2003

Question:

Do children get lupus or is it mainly an adult disease?

Answer:

Children DO get lupus. SLE is the most common connective tissue disorder in childhood. Predominantly affects adolescent girls. It may affect children at any age. 

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Response by:

Yolanda   Farhey, MD Yolanda Farhey, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati