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prednisone is most likely to be indicated in the management of systemic lupus erythematosus due to what?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See details: The cause of lupus is unknown except in the case when it is cause by a drug.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Antiinflammatory: Prednisone suppresses inflammation and thus it is intended to control the inflammation resulting from many diseases including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It is not a cure or specific for any disease , just a temporary solution. Long term high-dose prednisone can lead to many serious side effects.

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