More patients will get hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, etc) for systemic lupus erythematosus

More patients will get hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, etc) for systemic lupus erythematosus.

Lupus patients are often started on NSAIDs for pain and inflammation. Prednisone or other immunosuppressants are added to suppress lupus flares.

Hydroxychloroquine reduces severe flares that affect skin, joints, and other organs...and also seems to improve survival.

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