Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Presenting as Knee Joint EffusionCorrespondence Address :
Mr. Y Chethan,
Postgraduate Student, Department of General Medicine, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences,
Vivek Boys Hostel, No. 144, Vidyanagar, Hubballi-580022, Karnataka, India.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, autoimmune, connective tissue disorder which has multi-organ involvement. Patient might rarely present with major joint sterile inflammatory effusion and evaluation of such patients for connective tissue disorders helps in the early diagnosis and treatment. We hereby, present the case of 35-year-old female with left knee joint effusion subsequently diagnosed to have SLE with lupus nephritis Class IIIa.
Connective tissue disorder, Diagnosis, Multi-organ involvement
Basavaraj Baligar, Uday S Bande, BE Kalinga, Y Chethan. SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS PRESENTING AS KNEE JOINT EFFUSION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 October [cited: 2018 Sep 24 ]; 12:OD03-OD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 19, 2018
Date of Peer Review: Apr 05, 2018
Date of Acceptance: July 06, 2018
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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