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Clinical Observation
April 8, 2002

Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus by Amiodarone

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Lübeck, Lübeck (Drs Sheikhzadeh and Schäfer), and the Clinics for Rheumatology, Bad Bramstedt (Dr Schnabel), Germany.

Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(7):834-836. doi:10.1001/archinte.162.7.834

We report a case with typical clinical features of drug-induced lupus erythematosus, together with verrucous endocarditis and pleuropericardial effusion, due to amiodarone treatment. After cessation of amiodarone treatment, the patient recovered completely.