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Diffuse edema and bilateral massive pleural effusion as the presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20921153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with massive bilateral pleural effusions and generalized edema as the first manifestations, is reported. The patient was a previously healthy 13-year-old boy. He presented with a history of fever, lack of appetite, gradually increasing fatigue, cough, diffuse edema, and moderate dyspnea. He responded well to corticosteroids with resolution of the pleural effusions, and edema. SLE should always be kept in mind in cases of massive pleural effusions and/or diffuse edema, even in the absence of other clinical manifestations of the disease.
M Aslan; U Bicak; D G Dogan; M Dogan; C Yakinci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lupus     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1477-0962     ISO Abbreviation:  Lupus     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-02     Completed Date:  2011-06-13     Revised Date:  2011-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Inonu University School of Medicine Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Malatya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Edema / etiology*,  pathology
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Pleural Effusion / drug therapy,  etiology*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones

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