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PTSD Patients Are More Likely to Develop Lupus, Study Suggests

These were their results

Results suggested that at least 73 patients manifested the disease. After analyzing the findings, it was discovered that those who tested positive for PTSD (or who had experienced traumatic events, in general) were at least 2.94 times more likely to develop systemic lupus erythematosus, compared to those who had tested negative for trauma. Furthermore, it was discovered that women, specifically, who had tested positive for trauma (without PTSD) were at least 2.87 times more likely to develop SLE.