Another side of lupus: A case report of lupus presenting with cutaneous vasculitis


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Cüre O., İlkkılıç K.

International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases , vol.26, no.8, pp.1612-1614, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune complex disease that affects any organ, characterized by immune complex formation and autoantibody production. Lupus vasculitis begins at a young age. These patients generally have a longer disease duration. Ninety percent of cases in lupus-associated vasculitis present with cutaneous vasculitis. Disease activity, severity, organ involvement, response to treatment and drug toxicity determine the frequency of outpatient control in lupus. Depression and anxiety are observed more frequently in SLE than in the normal population. Our case, it is an example of the patient's disruption of controls due to psychological trauma and that lupus can cause serious cutaneous vasculitis. In addition, psychiatric evaluation of lupus cases from the time of diagnosis may have a positive effect on the prognosis.