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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
A unique case of systemic lupus erythematosus
  1. Muhammad Khizar Rafiq
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
  1. M K Rafiq, drmkrafiq{at}hotmail.com

Summary

An 18-year-old Asian girl was referred to the nephrology unit with rapidly progressive renal failure. At the age of 15 she was diagnosed as having systemic lupus erythematosus but had defaulted treatment. Her renal functions improved with cyclophosphamide pulse treatment but she continued to have central nervous system vasculitis, gastrointestinal vasculitis and opportunistic infections making her a unique and challenging case of systemic lupus erythematosus.

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  • Competing interests: none.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.

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