Medical Reports & Case Studies

ISSN - 2572-5130

Lawrence Wayne Liu

Lawrence Wayne Liu
Loma Linda University School of Medicine,
Loma Linda, CA

  • Case Report
    An Atypical Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Author(s): Lawrence Wayne Liu and Duc ToLawrence 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 po.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2572-5130.1000158

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