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What are the treatment options for lupus?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Steroids, antimalari

Localized lupus can be treated with topical medications.
Systemic lupus may need oral steroids , antimalarials such as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or quinacrine. In resistant cases Methotrexate or rarely thalidomide.

In brief: Steroids, antimalari

Localized lupus can be treated with topical medications.
Systemic lupus may need oral steroids , antimalarials such as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or quinacrine. In resistant cases Methotrexate or rarely thalidomide.
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