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A 42-year-old female asked:

Had allergic reaction to cephalexin. could this cause an autoimmune disease to activate? such as rheumatoid arthritis? having never befoe joint pain

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Arthritis,: as a sequel to drug allergic reaction, can sometimes occur, not as a result of an autoimmune process, but a different immunologic mechanism and clears with time. If you believe your condition is really bothersome, you may want to see a rheumatologist for assessment, good luck

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