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Autoimmune Hepatitis-systemic Lupus Erythematosus Overlap Syndrome Diagnosed after Tapering Immunosuppressive Therapy

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Author(s)
Bho Hyeon LeeSeung Ah ParkJoo Kyung KimDae Young CheonSeong Hun KangNan Young ChoiJi Won ParkMi Jung KwonYoung Il SeoSung Eun Kim
Publication Year
2016
Keyword
Autoimmune hepatitisOverlap syndromeSystemic lupus erythematosus
Abstract
The differential diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and
autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is difficult due to the resemblance of these two
disorders. However, the accurate diagnosis is important for prognosis and
treatment that are different from each other. We report a case of AIH-SLE
overlap syndrome which tapering of prednisone and azathioprine therapy
deteriorated the condition of a patient due to flare up of SLE. The patient
was a 28-year-old woman diagnosed as AIH. After administrations of
prednisone and azathioprine, her condition was improved. During dose
reduction, she was admitted to our hospital as fever and dyspnea. She
diagnosed as lupus nephritis. After high dose treatment with corticosteroids
and azathioprine, she recovered. Once the diagnosis of autoimmune disease
such as SLE or AIH has been made, clinicians should also be fully aware of
concomitant other autoimmune disease.
Alternative Title
Autoimmune Hepatitis-systemic Lupus Erythematosus Overlap
Syndrome Diagnosed after Tapering Immunosuppressive Therapy
Publisher
Keimyung University School of Medicine
Citation
Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.35(1) : 44-49, 2016
Type
Article
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/15698
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