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Life-threatening spontaneous splenic rupture with systemic lupus erythematosus: case report and literature review.
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PMID:  22327278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although involvement of the reticuloendothelial system in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a well-recognised concomitant of the disease, spontaneous splenic rupture is an unusual occurrence. We observed a 54-year-old woman with SLE who had spontaneous splenic rupture during the late course of the disease and showed some changes histopathologically. The courses and the clinical characteristics of such patients are reviewed, and the diagnosis and treatment of these cases are discussed. Early evaluation for SLE patients with spontaneous splenic rupture should be considered and included in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen, as it may affect follow-up and treatment, although the condition is rare.
Authors:
Jie Han; Ning Li; Jiayi Wang; Jieru Zhou; Jie Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-9949     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Rheumatology, Tong Ji University Affiliated Shanghai East Hospital, 150 Ji Mo Road, Shanghai, 200120, China, hjgj85528@126.com.
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