A 28-year-old female asked:
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have lupus.on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).feel great.c3 & c4 normal.only abn lab (other than +ana)is lowwbc.sun sensitive but avoid sun.possible i no longer have lupus?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Still lupus: You still have lupus which is partly controlled by Plaquinil.
Answered on Jul 25, 2015
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