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Isolated Splenic Infarction in a Girl with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1996;39(4):562-566.
Published online April 15, 1996.
Isolated Splenic Infarction in a Girl with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Kyung Ran Park, Hee Eun Lee, Yun Ae Jeon, Il Soo Ha, Hae Il Cheong, Joong Gon Kim, Yong Choi
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
전신성 홍반성 낭창 환아에서 발생한 단독성 비장경색 1례
박경란, 이희은, 전윤애, 하일수, 정해일, 김중곤, 최용
서울대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Abstract
Splenic infarction is a rare disease and usually detected as a complication of SBE, atrial fibrillation, hemoglobinopathy, or myeloproliperative disorders. Although thrombotic event, such as deep vein, cerebral or renal thrombosis, is a frequent complication of SLE, there have been only a couple of cases documenting splenic infarction complicated in SLE. This is, to our knowledge, the first case report describing isolated splenic infarction in pediatric SLE. The splenic infarction was diagnosed on abdominal CT, 99mTc-RBC splenic scan, and abdominal USG, and resolved with anticoagulant therapy. And we discussed about the possibility of antiphospholipid syndrome as a cause of the infarction in this case.
Key Words: Splenic infarction, Pediatric SLE, Antiphospholipid syndrome


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