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Lupus - Drug Induced Lupus

What is drug induced lupus?
Many drugs can give rise lupus related symptoms. This condition is known as drug induced lupus.
Which drugs can cause lupus?
» Isoniazid (Used in treatment of Tuberculosis)

» Hydralazine, Methyldopa(Used in treating hypertension)

» Phenytoin (Used in treating epilepsy/ seizures)

» Quinidine (Used in rhythm abnormalities of the heart)
What is the difference between Systemic lupus & drug induced lupus?
Drug induced lupus is reversible and generally settles on discontinuation of the offending drug. Unlike systemic lupus, it generally does not affect the kidneys and the brain.

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Created on: April 2007
Last updated on: Feb 2015
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