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Can chemotherapy cause/induce a lupus episode?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Can help more often

Chemotherapy can help treat lupus but certain drugs may provoke lupus.
Most of the drug induced lupus cases are not wild lupus as these are actually a different type of lupus we call "drug induced lupus".Although unusual certain chemotherapeutic agents have a potential to cause drug induced lupus

In brief: Can help more often

Chemotherapy can help treat lupus but certain drugs may provoke lupus.
Most of the drug induced lupus cases are not wild lupus as these are actually a different type of lupus we call "drug induced lupus".Although unusual certain chemotherapeutic agents have a potential to cause drug induced lupus
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No

There are approximately 46 drugs that have the ability to cause lupus but none of them are chemotherapeutic agents.

In brief: No

There are approximately 46 drugs that have the ability to cause lupus but none of them are chemotherapeutic agents.
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