Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lupus due to a Drug Underlying Cause

The exact cause of drug induced lupus is unknown. Drug induced lupus is an autoimmune disorder: for some reason, the drug causes the immune system to attack normal tissues in the body. This causes inflammation and damage to the tissue.

Drugs that can cause lupus:

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