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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with Lupus Nephritis in a 15 Year-Old Male – A Case Report
American Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 28-33
Received: Jan. 14, 2019; Accepted: Feb. 20, 2019; Published: Mar. 21, 2019
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Rahmi Utami, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Syarifuddin Rauf, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
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Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the body. Lupus Nephritis is one of the most common, and most important, serious manifestations of SLE particularly for male. We present a case of 15 year old male that is diagnosed with a systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on 6 of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), diagnostic criteria developed namely: malar rash, arthritis, photosensitive, kidney disorders (hematuria), immunological disorders (positive anti-dsDNA), and blood disorders (anemia, leucopenia). The result of the kidney’s biopsy indicated the patient already developed Lupus Nephritis.. The patient responded very well with corticosteroid. Although male patient with SLE is not commonly seen, the manifestations are life threatening and early detection of disease will lead to better outcome of the patient. Antimalaria drugs Hydrochloroquine is useful in patients with SLE glomerulonephritis. In consequences of their numerous beneficial effects, antimalarials appear to have a protective effect on survival in SLE.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Lupus Nephritis, Male SLE, Hydrochloroquine
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Rahmi Utami, Syarifuddin Rauf, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with Lupus Nephritis in a 15 Year-Old Male – A Case Report, American Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 28-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ajp.20190501.16
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