Chylothorax as a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus flare up, case study


SLE, Chylothorax, rare complication

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Jeraiby, M., Nabil, M., Juahar, I. and Mohammed, J. 2022. Chylothorax as a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus flare up, case study. Rheumatology (Bulgaria). 30, 1 (Apr. 2022), 90-94. DOI:


We present a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which was diagnosed before 7 years, and antirheumatic therapy was prescribed. However, following relief of the initial symptoms, the patient stopped taking medications and presented again, after being symptom-free for three years, with chylothorax and symptoms, which were entirely different from the first visit. The patient was treated with a combination of hydroxychloroquine, prednisolone and azathioprine following ruling out of malignancy and infections and responded well to the therapy.


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