Drug-induced rheumatological syndromes

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An article reviews occurence, mechanism and treatment of drug induced reactions that resemble certain idiopathic rheumatic diseases and syndromes or are indistinguishable from them, that is, drug-induced lupus erythematosus, hyperuricemia and gout, osteopathy, statin-induced skeletal muscle damage, fluoroquinolone-induced tendinopathy, and autoimmune and inflammatory syndromes induced by checkpoint inhibitors.

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Drug-induced side effects, autoimmune druginduced reactions, drug-induced lupus erythematosus, secondary gout, statin-induced myalgia and myositis, fluoroquinolone-associated tendinopathy.