A 21 year old lady with systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis and deep venous thrombosis – case report

  • A.B. Olokor
  • O.E. Olokor


Systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease of unknown aetiology, characterised by a wide variety of clinical features and presence of numerous auto-antibodies, circulating immune complexes and widespread immunologically determined tissue damage; renal disease is a common manifestation. This report is that of a young lady, diagnosed 4 months earlier with SLE, who presented with deep venous thrombosis and had a flare of lupus nephritis and improved remarkably on methyl prednisolone, azathioprine, anticoagulants and dialytic intervention.

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