Doctor insights on: Drug induced lupus in children

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How can you treat drug induced lupus?

How can you treat drug induced lupus?

See below: Typically you stop the drug that caused it. Occasionally other medications maybe used to help resolve it. Consider seeing a rheumatologist for help. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Drug Induced Lupus (Definition)

There are major differences between what I call while lupus and drug-induced lupus. Basically these are illnesses with some similar manifestations and clinical manifestations. Some of the manifestations like rashes and joint pain can occur in both, but kidney involvement is notfound with drug-induced lupus. There are other differences also but this is one of the ...Read more


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How long will drug-induced lupus last?

Different types: There're different types of drug-induced lupus. The common thread is that if the offending drug is stopped usuall the lupus will resolve eventually. There're occasional exceptions. ...Read more

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What drugs can cause drug-induced lupus?

See below: Most common drugs involved in drug induced lupus are isoniazid, used to treat Rbc ;hydrazine, used to treat hypertension; and procainamide used In cardiology. Less common are sulfasalazine, quinidine, penicillamine, minocycline, methldopa, and chlorpromazine. Some of the current biologics have also been implicated. ...Read more

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What medications cause drug-induced lupus?

What medications cause drug-induced lupus?

Too many to list: Numerous meds can do it. Google drug induced lupus for the complete list. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as drug-induced lupus?

Yes: There are certain medications that cause lupus like illness this type of lupus is not like regular systemic lupus erythematosus. If you stop the drug that causes drug induced lupus the lupus usually resolves. Regular lupus has many manifestations not seen in regular lupus especially kidney involvement and neurological involvement. They also have different laboratory tests. ...Read more

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What are drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

What are drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

Different types: The classic drugs are medications that are used for treatment of things like heart probelms (procanamide), blood pressure (hydralazine), seizures (dilantin), etc, but not everyone who uses these drugs get drug induced lupus. Recently some of the biologic drugs that are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can cause a lupus liek syndrome. Usually stop the drug and the drug induced lupus resolves. ...Read more

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What are common drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

There are about 30 o: Common drugs include medications that are used less frequenty now:
Hydralazine - a blood pressure medication;
Isoniazid - an antituberculosis medication;
Procainamide - an anti arrhythmia drug
minocycline - an antibiotic
pyrazinamide - an anti tuberculosis drug
these are a few. A recent entry into the field are the biologics that are used to treat rheuamtoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: drug-induced lupus?

Drug side effect: Some medications can cause those who take them to develop symptoms that look exactly like lupus. Stopping the offending drug usually fixes the problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Drug induced lupus?

Lupus like caused by: There are major differences between what I call while lupus and drug-induced lupus. Basically these are illnesses with some similar manifestations and clinical manifestations. Some of the manifestations like rashes and joint pain can occur in both, but kidney involvement is notfound with drug-induced lupus. There are other differences also but this is one of the main ones to discuss ...Read more

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Can drug-induced lupus cause long-term damage before it's cured?

Sometimes: It depends on the location. Stopping the offending drug can usually stop the process. The long term damage can be limited but an acute process can cause damage that can last with scarring and thus continued symptoms. ...Read more

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What drugs are most commonly associated with drug-induced lupus?  

Some: Procainide, hydralazine, are common causes. We are now seeing this with certain biologics - tumor necrosis inhibitors ...Read more

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What is the difference between drug-induced lupus & systemic lupus?  

Very different: There are differences - especially less kidney involvement, different serology to name some things. It mostly resolves after stopping the drug involved. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the 38 drugs that can cause drug-induced lupus?

Three worth knowing: Isoniazid, Procainamide and Hydralazine are the three to remember. The latter two are largely superseded by newer medications. There's a bunch of others reported; http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000446.Htm gives a pretty good list, I had a case with phenytoin, and there's nothing magic about "38". New ones will appear over time. ...Read more

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Drug-induced lupus--will it come back?

Not if you do not. .: Not if you do not take the original offending drug and or other drugs that are likely to cause this. ...Read more

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What is the differentiation between scleroderma and drug induced lupus, have markers for both?

What is the differentiation between scleroderma and drug induced lupus, have markers for both?

Much different!: First, your clinical sx are more important than the labs. Drug-induced sle is characterized by single-strand anti-da abs. Markers for possible pss include scl-70 and centromere antibodies. But where you on a drug which commonly caused drug-induced sle. What are your symptoms: fever, joint pain, pleuritis, pericarditis? Or do you have raynaud's, swallowing probs, etc. See a rheumatology expert! ...Read more

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Should people diagnosed with sle or discoid lupus avoid taking the drugs associated with drug-induced lupus?

Should people diagnosed with sle or discoid lupus avoid taking the drugs associated with drug-induced lupus?

If possible: Certain drugs can affect lupus so if there is a choice it may be prudent to avoid three drugs however depending on your circumstance there may not be other options. If you must take a drug associated with lupus be vigilant in reporting any joint pains, fever, or unusual symptoms to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Not exactly: On the other hand there are well recognized plain allergy to aspirin. Also, there is mastoiditis--an accentuated histamine reaction which is often triggered by aspirin. ...Read more