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An Update on Drug Induced Lupus Erythematosus

Contribution by Dr. KRINA PATEL
Dec 09, 2014

Brief Description

Various drugs have been known to produce flare/ exacerbation of SLE or produce lupus-like illness in a patient with no prior history of autoimmune disorder; which is called Drug-induced lupus erythematosus (DILE). DILE is considered as a distinct variant of lupus erythematosus that resolves within days to months after withdrawal of the culprit drug in a patient with no underlying immune system dysfunction. DILE is considered under the umbrella of environmentally induced LE where other culprits a