Who is at risk for Drug induced Lupus Erythematosus
Unlike idiopathic systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic DILE occurs more commonly in Caucasians and older individuals (>age 50 years) reflecting the group of patients most likely to take these medications. It affects both males and females equally. Exceptions to this are DILE caused by minocycline and terbinafine that occurs mostly in young women and drug-induced SCLE that occurs mostly in older women. Although uncommon, DILE has been reported in children.