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Spontaneous rupture of the spleen: an unusual complication of systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
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  • Authors:
    Karassa FB, Isenberg DA
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  • Pagination:
    876, 878
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  • Keywords:
    abnormalities, ABNORMALITY, adult, case report, COMPLICATION, complications, disease, etiology, factors, Female, IM, LA, literature, Lupus, Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic, ONSET, Other, Patient, patients, Review, rupture, Spleen, Splenic Rupture, SYSTEMIC, SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC-LUPUS-ERYTHEMATOSUS
  • Notes:
    UI - 21645157 DA - 20020111 IS - 0961-2033 LA - eng PT - Journal Article PT - Review PT - Review of Reported Cases SB - IM
Although splenic abnormalities are widely recognised in patients with lupus, spontaneous rupture of the spleen is rare. We describe a patient whose spleen ruptured spontaneously 19 years after the onset of her disease, and compare this case with four others that have been described in the previous literature. Possible contributing factors to this rupture are discussed
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