Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion

Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion
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ISSN: 2155-9864

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Sasidharan PK

Sasidharan PK
Calicut Medical College,

  • Research Article
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus- A Hematological Problem
    Author(s): Sasidharan PK, Bindiya M and Sajeeth Kumar KGSasidharan PK, Bindiya M and Sajeeth Kumar KG

    An observational study conducted on patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) at a tertiary referral centre of Northern Kerala in South India had shown that hematological manifestations as the most common initial presentation of the disease. It was observed that 82% of the patients had hematological manifestations either alone or with another problem at presentation. If we consider the organ or tissues initially affected as the seat of the disease, SLE is a Hematological disorder because it can present more often with hematological manifestations alone. Even in those who present with features of musculoskeletal, skin or other system involvement, many have coexisting hematological problems. In cases with hematological abnormalities as the predominant or only manifestation of the disease, the diagnosis may be delayed or missed at the time of presentation, if the .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9864.1000168

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