Volume : 5
Issue : 1
Rare presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus
Deepti Sripurna, Sarath Chandra Mouli Veravalli, Prassana PV, Datta AS
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Deepti Sripurna1, Sarath Chandra Mouli Veravalli1, Prassana PV1,* and Datta AS1
1Department of Rheumatology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author: Dr. Vijaya Prasanna, Department of Rheumatology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad-500003, Telangana, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 05 October 2016; Revised 17 November 2016; Accepted 22 December 2016; Published 30 December 2016
Citation: Sripurna D, Chandramouli VS, Prassana PV, Datta AS. Rare presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus. J Med Sci Res. 2017; 5(1):45-47. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17727/JMSR.2017/5-9
Copyright: © 2017 Sripurna D, etublished by KIMS Foundation and Research Center. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Systemic lupus erythematosus is a prototype systemic autoimmune disease with varied presentations. Cutaneous and musculoskeletal manifestations are common clinical presentations. Severe disease activity results in multiorgan involvement among which kidneys are commonly affected in first two years after the onset of disease. Normally nonspecific cutaneous manifestations correlate with disease activity. Among such cutaneous manifestations Steven Johnsons and toxic epidermal necrolysis, which were associated with high mortality in lupus, were rarely reported. Periodic assessment of disease activity and severity are important to minimize high mortality and morbidity associated with this disease.
Keywords: toxic epidermal necrolysis; systemic lupus erythematosus