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A 50-year-old male asked about a 29-year-old female:

Malaria as a child now diagnosed discoid lupus erythematosus, rash in ears and behind started 2 weeks steroid cream why are anti-malaria drugs used ?

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Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Hydroxychloroquine : There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes

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