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An unusual pediatric case with neurofibromatosis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
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PMID:  21644043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a relatively common autosomal dominant disorder affecting mainly ectodermal and mesodermal tissues. It is well known that patients with NF1 have an increased risk of developing benign and malignant tumors, but its association with autoimmune diseases has been rarely reported. Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune chronic inflammatory disease that has the potential to affect various organ systems. There are four cases with NF1 and SLE reported in the literature up to date. Here, we report a 9-year-old girl presenting with NF1 and SLE, and to our knowledge, this is the first childhood case in the literature.
Sare Gülfem Akyüz; Aysun Caltik; Mehmet Bülbül; Ozlem Erdoğan; Rahime Renda; Gülay Demircin
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-6-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Pediatric Nephrology, Dr Sami Ulus Childrens and Maternity Hospital, Ankara, Turkey,
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