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The overlap of systemic lupus erythematosus and sickle cell disease: report of two cases and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20064908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of Afro-Caribbean women with an association of sickle cell disease (SCD) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are presented. We discuss the clues to the diagnosis of this combination with a review of the literature. Owing to a substantial overlap between the clinical manifestations of the two disorders, the diagnosis of SLE in patients with SCD may be difficult to establish and is often delayed.
M Cherner; D Isenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-01-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lupus     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1477-0962     ISO Abbreviation:  Lupus     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-31     Completed Date:  2010-09-09     Revised Date:  2011-03-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  875-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Anemia, Sickle Cell / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Caribbean Region
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged

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