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When lupus is being treated with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) does crp, ESR go down & does positive ANA turn negative?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes and no

The ANA usually remains positive throughout and is not related to disease activity.
The ESR and CRP will usually fall as disease control improves.

In brief: Yes and no

The ANA usually remains positive throughout and is not related to disease activity.
The ESR and CRP will usually fall as disease control improves.
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