Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Autoimmune Hypothyroidism : A Case Report

*, Shaheena Appan Parambath and *, Rukmini M S and Manjrekar, Poornima and Hegde, Anupama (2014) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Autoimmune Hypothyroidism : A Case Report. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 3 (3). pp. 116-118.

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a common autoimmune disease with the prevalence of 3.2 per 100000 in India. The reported association of SLE and thyroid disorders varies as much as 3.9 – 24 %. Here we present a 22 year old female with complaints of breathlessness, fatigue, myalgia, fever and decreased urine output since 2 days, who was brought to Medicine OPD, Wenlock District Hospital, Mangalore, with a past history of SLE on irregular treatment and follow up since 2 years. On examination she had pallor, generalized oedema, BP – 170/90 mm Hg, ejection systolic murmur in pulmonary area. Investigatory findings were positive for ANA and anti TPOand also were suggestive of anaemia, hypothyroidism and nephropathy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), ANA (Antinuclear Antibody), anti TPO (Anti Thyroid Peroxidase).
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2014 06:52
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2014 06:52

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