I recently (age 44) was diagnosed with lupus and this caused me to research the cause of the illness. In my case it directly followed an Epstein Barr virus infection which produces the autoantibodies. Scientists now have the technology to remove EBV in the living cells (genetic excision with CRISPR) and stop the antibodies. The only thing that needs to be done is to test it. We need for the lupus activist groups to push for it.