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Can hives be a result of lupus?

Related Topics: Hives, Lupus
 

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Hives can be part of lupus but there are numerous other causes of chronic hives ( >6 weeks in duration) that must also be considered.

A significant number of cases (up to 50%) will not be diagnosed but still may improve with time.

A dermatology opinion might also be beneficial to investigate this, but if it is ultimately attributed to lupus, hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil) is often tried and if that fails, some other medicines to suppress the immune system.

For symptoms, antihistamines and steroids are used. As always rely on your treating physican for advice.

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