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Mod Rheumatol. 2015 May;25(3):472-5. doi: 10.3109/14397595.2013.843744. Epub 2013 Oct 21.

Sinus node dysfunction in adult systemic lupus erythematosus flare: A case report.

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Department of Rheumatology, Kocaeli University, Faculty of Medicine , Kocaeli , Turkey.

Abstract

Cardiac involvement can affect up to 50% of the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients but conduction system disturbances in SLE are less commonly described. For an early detection of this complication in the acute phase of SLE a whole cardiovascular examination and periodic electrocardiographic monitoring are recommended. We describe a patient who was diagnosed with flare up of lupus activity manifesting as sinus node dysfunction presenting as profound sinus bradycardia. She was successfully treated with high-dose methylprednisolone therapy.

KEYWORDS:

Methylprednisolone; Sinus bradycardia; Systemic lupus erythematosus

PMID:
24252017
DOI:
10.3109/14397595.2013.843744
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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