Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a 12-Year-Old
Boy: A Rare Entity in Childhood
Citation Information :
HS S. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a 12-Year-Old Boy: A Rare Entity in Childhood. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2010; 3 (3):199-202.
CC BY-NC 4.0
Copyright Â© 2010; The Author(s).
Childhood onsets of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are quite rare and comprise less than 20% of all cases of lupus. Prepubertal onset
is even rarer, as most children with SLE belong to the adolescent age group. SLE is an immune complex mediated disease with multiple
organ system involvement, which may lead to high mortality and morbidity. We report a 12-year-old boy with SLE who presented clinically
with malar rashes, joint pain and oral ulcers.
De Rossi SS, Glick M. Lupus erythematosus: considerations for dentistry. J Am Dent Assoc 1998 Mar;129(3):330-339
The prevalence of oral manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus. Quintessence Int 1990 Jun;21(6):461-465
Systemic lupus erythematosus in Indian children. Indian Pediatr 1989 Sep;26(9):868-873
Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus in south India. Indian J Pediatr 1994 May-Jun;61(3):223-229
Systemic lupus erythematosus; A teenage patient. J Clin Pediatr Dent 1990;15(1):55-59
Systemic lupus erythematosus. Recognizing its various presentations. Postgrad Med 1995 Apr;97(4):79
Development of autoantibodies before the clinical onset of systemic lupus erythematosus. N Engl J Med 2003 Oct 16;349(16):1526-1533
Systemic lupus erythematosus. N Engl J Med 1994 Jun 30;330(26):1871-1879
Cutaneous localization of the membrane attack complex in discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus. N Engl J Med 1982 Feb 4;306(5): 264-270
Diversity in presenting manifestations of Syetemic lupus erythematosus in children. J Pediatr 1999 Oct;135(4):500-505
Clinical and immunological profile of SLE: some unusual features. Indian Pediatr 1997 Nov;34(11):979-986
A histopathologic study of oral mucosal lupus erythematosus. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol 1989 May;67(5):547-554
Diagnosis and treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus. BMJ 1993 Sep 11;307(6905):663-666.