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What is the treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Start with hydorxychoroquine dosed at 6.
0mg/kg of body weight. Steroids id necessary for a flare. Other drugs that work well are azothioprine, cyclosporine, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and benlysta. More recently, some papers have touted rituxan.

In brief: Many

Start with hydorxychoroquine dosed at 6.
0mg/kg of body weight. Steroids id necessary for a flare. Other drugs that work well are azothioprine, cyclosporine, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) and benlysta. More recently, some papers have touted rituxan.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Depends on severity

Treatment options depend on the severity of the disease and what areas are involved.
The basic therapy usually starts with Hydroxychloroquine but with more significant disease other meds may be needed including Prednisone (corticosteroids), immunosuppressive or a new agent, benlysta (belimumab).

In brief: Depends on severity

Treatment options depend on the severity of the disease and what areas are involved.
The basic therapy usually starts with Hydroxychloroquine but with more significant disease other meds may be needed including Prednisone (corticosteroids), immunosuppressive or a new agent, benlysta (belimumab).
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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