Disseminated tuberculosis in a patient with antinuclear antibody-negative systemic lupus erythematosus: A rare association
Internal Medicine, PGIMER and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India.Case Reports 01/2013; 2013. DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008101
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease with diverse manifestations. Tuberculosis is known to induce and exacerbate SLE and it becomes quite difficult to diagnose tuberculosis in this setting, owing to a similar, overlapping presentation of tuberculosis and SLE. We report a case of disseminated tuberculosis in a patient with antinuclear antibody-negative SLE. Treatment was started with antitubercular drugs together with hydroxychloroquine and steroid. After 6 months of follow-up the patient recovered with treatment.
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