Lupus: Open Access

Lupus: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1630

Metin Kaya Gürgöze

Department of Pediatric Rheumatolgy and Pediatric Nephrology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Turkey

  • Case Report   
    Pyoderma Gangrenosum Mimicking Anti-Phospholipid Antibody Syndrome in a Child with Juvenile Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Author(s): Metin Kaya Gürgöze*, Aslıhan Kara, Mehmet Yusuf Sarı, İlknur Çalık and Saadet Akarsu

    Background: Although pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) -like lesions have been rarely described in adults with the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the occurrence of PG as a preceding manifestation of APS in children with SLE has not been reported until. We present a young girl with SLE and APS who developed progressive extstensive ulcerations that were consistent with PG. Case: A 14-year-old girl with a 2-year history of SLE was admitted to our department, complaining painful crusted ulcerations on her legs. Skin biopsy was reported as PG. However, she did not respond to immunosuppressive therapy administered. When her skin biopsy findings is reassessed in keeping with the positive anticardiolipin antibody results, superficial small vessel micro thrombosis was observed. Diagnosis of A.. View More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2684-1630.2021.6.177

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