This case report describes the previously-unreported clinical course of a patient with a so-called incomplete systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), i.e. symptoms related to one organ system only, together with the presence of ANA. He had an indolent course initially and developed, 6 months after the first symptoms, a severe disease with rapid appearance of major and unusual manifestations. The possibility of fast progression and a grave course of an incomplete SLE should be kept in mind. This report is meant to heighten awareness of such an atypical presentation so that prompt and aggressive immunosuppressive therapy may be instituted. (copyright) Springer-Verlag 2005.
|Titolo:||Dramatic development of severe SLE in a patient with an incomplete disease|
|Autori interni:||FABIO, GIOVANNA (Primo)|
|Parole Chiave:||Abdominal pseudo-obstruction; Angioedema; Arterial thrombosis; Epididymo-orchitis; Incomplete-LES|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00296-004-0550-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|