Drug induced lupus erythematosus

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What is drug induced lupus erythematosus?

Drug induced lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the connective tissue brought on by a reaction of certain medications. It affects multiple systems including the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart, and the peripheral blood cells.

Common symptoms reported by people with drug induced lupus erythematosus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for drug induced lupus erythematosus

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Who has drug induced lupus erythematosus on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 36 say drug induced lupus erythematosus is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 4
40s 17
50s 14
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 38

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 11
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from drug induced lupus erythematosus patients who have completed their condition history
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