Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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A CASE OF DISSEMINATED GONOCOCCAL INFECTION IN A PATIENT WITH SEVERE SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, LUPUS NEPHRITIS

Case Presentation: A 31-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with Class IV lupus nephritis presented to the emergency department (ED) from the shelter two weeks after completing induction therapy with cyclophosphamide with a complaint [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:07:27+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on A CASE OF DISSEMINATED GONOCOCCAL INFECTION IN A PATIENT WITH SEVERE SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, LUPUS NEPHRITIS

A CASE OF SLE WITH CEREBRAL VENOUS THROMBOSIS AS PRESENTING DIAGNOSIS

Case Presentation: A 29-year-old male presented with a new onset focal seizure and dull persistent right sided headaches for 2 weeks. Physical exam was negative for any focal neurological deficit except for a diffuse erythematous [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:33:50+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A CASE OF SLE WITH CEREBRAL VENOUS THROMBOSIS AS PRESENTING DIAGNOSIS

A RARE CASE OF LATE ONSET SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS PRESENTING WITH LARYNGITIS AND NEPHRITIS

Case Presentation: Introduction:Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that most commonly affects younger women. Late onset SLE is relatively rare and represents a specific subgroup. Laryngeal involvement in SLE is uncommon and [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:37:05+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on A RARE CASE OF LATE ONSET SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS PRESENTING WITH LARYNGITIS AND NEPHRITIS

CATASTROPHE AVERTED – THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF CATASTROPHIC ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME

Case Presentation: A 56-year-old Caucasian female with history of mechanical aortic and mitral valves on chronic warfarin therapy, atrial fibrillation, and questionable history of SLE was admitted to the intensive care unit for emergent splenectomy [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:09:51+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on CATASTROPHE AVERTED – THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF CATASTROPHIC ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME

FACIAL ANGIOEDEMA HERALDING THE DIAGNOSIS OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

Case Presentation: A 24 year old Afro-Caribbean woman with no medical history presented with intermittent facial swelling of one month, several months of fatigue, anorexia and unintentional weight loss of 65 pounds. The swelling initially [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:03:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on FACIAL ANGIOEDEMA HERALDING THE DIAGNOSIS OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

KIKUCHI- FUJIMOTO DISEASE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

Case Presentation: A 28 year old Nepali female presented with convulsive activity and one week of progressive changes in behavior and mental acuity. She had polyarthralgia, painful cervical lymph nodes, malar rash, subjective fever, headaches, [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:30:48+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on KIKUCHI- FUJIMOTO DISEASE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

METHEMOGLOBINEMIA AND HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA SECONDARY TO PROPHYLACTIC DAPSONE

Case Presentation: An 84 year old female with a past medical history significant for systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) presented to the emergency department with fatigue and dizziness. She had recently been admitted to the same [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:12:19+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2018|Comments Off on METHEMOGLOBINEMIA AND HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA SECONDARY TO PROPHYLACTIC DAPSONE

Who done it: Is lupus really to blame?

Case Presentation: A 60-year-old woman presented with non-healing bilateral lower extremity ulcers. She had a history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) treated with prednisone, azathioprine, methotrexate, and hydroxychloroquine. She previously took warfarin for treatment of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T15:44:15+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who done it: Is lupus really to blame?