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A swollen leg unmasks longstanding SLE.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11246606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of long-standing SLE which presented with symptomatic muscle vasculitis on a background of photosensitivity, arthralgia and myalgia. The diagnosis was complicated by cardiomyopathy, nephrotic syndrome and diabetes. We highlight the benefits of aggressive treatment in severe disease and the importance of recognising and treating comorbidity especially ih relation to atherosclerosis.
S E Lane; K Gaffney; R Y Ball; T J Marshall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Clinical Conference; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lupus     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0961-2033     ISO Abbreviation:  Lupus     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-12     Completed Date:  2001-06-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Norfolk and Norwich Health Care NHS Trust, Norwich, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Edema / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Leg / physiopathology
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Vasculitis / diagnosis,  physiopathology

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