Systemic vasculitis in a patient with rhupus syndrome

  • O. Zengin | drorhanzengin@gmail.com Department of Rheumatology, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6207-8749
  • 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.

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Published
2016-05-23
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Keywords:
Rhupus, vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis.
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Zengin, O., Onder, M. E., Sarica, M. A., Turkbeyler, I. H., Kimyon, G., Demir, Z. H., Yildiz, H., Kisacik, B., & Onat, A. M. (2016). Systemic vasculitis in a patient with rhupus syndrome. Reumatismo, 67(4), 161-164. https://doi.org/10.4081/reumatismo.2015.858