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Rev Bras Reumatol. 2011 May-Jun;51(3):289-94.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with muscle weakness due to Myasthenia Gravis.

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Rheumatology Service of the Hospital Geral de Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil. samiasousa@yahoo.com.br

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and myasthenia gravis (MG) are autoimmune diseases, whose association in the same patient is rarely reported. Both pathologies share the following characteristics: affect mainly young women; alternate exacerbation and remission periods; and have positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) test. This case report assesses possible diagnostic hypotheses for the clinical findings of eyelid ptosis and proximal muscle weakness in a female patient recently diagnosed with SLE, who evolved with associated MG.

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