Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lupus Drug Induced Evaluation

The evaluation of drug induced lupus begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with drug induced lupus may include:

  • A facial rash in the shape of a butterfly
  • Skin rash and arthritic changes in the hands

Testing is required to diagnose drug induced lupus.

Tests that may be used to evaluate drug induced lupus include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lupus Drug Induced References
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