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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can arava (leflunomide) be prescribed for lupus? what is the best medication for sle lupus when liver and kidneys are affected? thank you very much.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not really: In my experience it has little or no value. The liver is not involved in lupus so look for other causes. With renal disease, a biopsy is essentially and CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) would be the drug of choice.
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