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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Associated With Vasculitic Syndrome (takayasu's Arteritis).
Author: Sachetto, Zoraida
Fernandes, Sandra R M
Del Rio, Ana Paula T
Coimbra, Ibsen B
Bértolo, Manoel B
Costallat, Lilian Tereza Lavras
Abstract: A 43-year-old woman reported pain in the right hypochondrium, which had started 3 years before and had been worsening for the past few days. Claudication in the superior and inferior limbs, diffuse myalgia, dyspnea, precordialgia followed by dizziness and visual turbidity were added to the clinical picture. In the physical examination bilateral carotid bruit was observed, abdominal aorta murmur and the decrease of the right radial and left pedis pulses and arterial hypertension with difference in the diastolic pressure between limbs >10 mmHg was also observed. On cardiac catheterisation with aortography, right coronary with proximal parietal irregularities, slight pressure increase in right chambers and pulmonary artery, preserved left ventricle contractility, competent valves, carotid and subclavian partial obstruction, severe narrowing of the abdominal aorta below the diaphragm (80%) and right renal artery significant stenosis were observed. Takayasu's arteritis (TA) diagnosis was established according to the ACR criteria based on the clinical symptomatology, on physical and image test findings. Two years later she presented malar rash, photosensitivity, nephropathy, leukopenia, lymphopenia and hemolytic anemia confirming the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosis. TA coexisting with SLE has rarely been reported.
Subject: Adult
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Takayasu Arteritis
Treatment Outcome
Citation: Rheumatology International. v. 30, n. 12, p. 1669-72, 2010-Nov.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00296-009-1133-y
Date Issue: 2010
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