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What is drug-induced lupus erythematosus?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Drug-induced lupus erythematosus is one of four types of lupus. It differs from the others in that it is brought on in some individuals by certain medications. This type of lupus lasts only as long as you take the medication and then disappears on its own. Some of the medications that can lead to drug-induced lupus erythematosus include hydralazine, procainamide, and isoniazid.

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