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Can chemotherapy cause/induce a lupus episode?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: There are approximately 46 drugs that have the ability to cause lupus but none of them are chemotherapeutic agents.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Can help more often: Chemotherapy can help treat lupus but certain drugs may provoke lupus. Most of the drug induced lupus cases are not wild lupus as these are actually a different type of lupus we call "drug induced lupus".Although unusual certain chemotherapeutic agents have a potential to cause drug induced lupus

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Please tell me, could chemotherapy cause/induce a lupus flare-up?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Lupus: Is an autoimmune disease that can cause immune suppression, plus treatments can further suppress it. Qhemo could further cause suppression, so yes a flare could occur.

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