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Systemic vasculitis in a patient with rhupus syndrome

O. Zengin, M. E. Onder, M. A. Sarica, I. H. Turkbeyler, G. Kimyon, Z. H. Demir, H. Yildiz, B. Kisacik, A. M. Onat
  • M. E. Onder
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • M. A. Sarica
    Department of Radiology, Kahramanmaras¸ Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
  • I. H. Turkbeyler
    Department of Geriatrics, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • G. Kimyon
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Z. H. Demir
    Center for Cognitive Neurology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States
  • H. Yildiz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Gaziantep University, School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • B. Kisacik
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey
  • A. M. Onat
    Department of Rheumatology, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey

Abstract

Rhupus is a rare syndrome characterized by overlap of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Previous reports mentioned that rhupus patients have prominent RA associated clinical manifestations and only mild organic damage related to SLE. Progressive or life-threatening manifestations are rare in rhupus patients. Our patient diagnosed as rhupus was a young women, presented with multi-organ involvement of systemic vasculitis. Rheumatologists should be aware of possibility that rhupus may be accompanied by progressive or life-threatening conditions such as vasculitis.

Keywords

Rhupus; vasculitis; systemic lupus erythematosus; rheumatoid arthritis.

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