An Atypical Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus | 47198

Medical Reports & Case Studies

ISSN - 2572-5130


An Atypical Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Lawrence Wayne Liu and Duc To

Background: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects almost every organ system in the body. It has a predilection for non-Caucasian women of child-bearing age and can cause serious complications in many organ systems.

Case presentation: In this case, we report a highly atypical presentation of SLE previously healthy 46 year old female. She presented with atypical chest pain and elevated troponin levels concerning for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). During the course of clinical workup, SLE was diagnosed and Lupus Nephritis was found on Kidney Biopsy. She was started on treatment for her SLE and Lupus Nephritis with improvement of her symptoms.

Conclusions: This study highlights an interesting variant presentation of SLE and the unique diagnostic and treatment challenges that it posed. Further research into the pathogenesis, prevention, and diagnosis of SLE is warranted and this study aims to promote research into this and other autoimmune conditions.