A 37-year-old member asked:
what do doctors do with discoid lupus?
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Dr. Thomas Namey answered
47 years experience Rheumatology
Several Rx's!: Discoid in some patients is easy to manage and in others hard. One thing the pt. Can do is avoid uv light. I typically put pts on Hydroxychloroquine @ 6mg/kg of body weight, and use Methotrexate subcutaneous 20-25mg/wk. I occasional add ridaura. Some patients do well with azathioprine. Others do well with cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil). Topical steroids and oral steroids are always options.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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