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Orchitis in lupus/scleroderma overlap syndrome: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20735911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Testicular involvement in connective tissue diseases (CTD) is typically caused by medium vessel vasculitis as in polyarteritis nodosa. Systemic lupus erythrematosus (SLE) and systemic sclerosis cause small vessel vasculitis, which is an unusual cause of orchitis. We hereby report a case of orchitis in a 28-year-old patient caused by vasculitis related to his lupus/scleroderma overlap CTD. He had an excellent response to steroids and azathioprine with complete resolution of his testicular and systemic symptoms. Our case highlights that although testicular involvement secondary to small vessel vasculitis in CTD is uncommon, it is still possible and should be evaluated.
Eman R Boulis; Vikas Majithia
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of urology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1195-9479     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Urol     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-25     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9515842     Medline TA:  Can J Urol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5306-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rheumatology, University of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi 39216, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
Orchitis / etiology*
Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*

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