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

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very different

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

In brief: Very different

There are differences - especially less kidney involvement, different serology to name some things .
It mostly resolves after stopping the drug involved.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very different

There are differences - especially less kidney involvement, different serology to name some things.

In brief: Very different

There are differences - especially less kidney involvement, different serology to name some things.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine

In brief: The difference is...

Drug induced lupus means that the disease (systemic lupus erythematous) was caused by a certain drug.
Systemic refers to ability to affect different systems. With drug induced, symptoms will resolve after stopping medications.

In brief: The difference is...

Drug induced lupus means that the disease (systemic lupus erythematous) was caused by a certain drug.
Systemic refers to ability to affect different systems. With drug induced, symptoms will resolve after stopping medications.
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Dr. Kamel Sadek
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: See answer

Dil is caused by a drug and usually resolves without treatment once the drug is stopped.
Systemic lupus erythematosus is not caused by a drug, does not typically resolve on its own and usually does require treatment. Dil is not likely to cause kidney damage while systemic lupus erythematosus usually does.

In brief: See answer

Dil is caused by a drug and usually resolves without treatment once the drug is stopped.
Systemic lupus erythematosus is not caused by a drug, does not typically resolve on its own and usually does require treatment. Dil is not likely to cause kidney damage while systemic lupus erythematosus usually does.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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