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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 100-103

An uncommon clinical presentation of SLE

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. V G Nayana
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yenepoya Medical College, Derelakkatte, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_89_20

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Cervical lymphadenopathy is a clinical feature of vast spectrum of diseases. It includes infections, malignancy, lymphoma, and connective tissue diseases. All cases need to be evaluated in detail with proper laboratory investigations and a tissue cytology/biopsy to unmask the etiology. Here, we present a young woman who was admitted for multiple painful neck swellings associated with fever for 3 months. She was primarily investigated to rule out infectious causes. The patient was evaluated in detail including blood investigations and biopsy and finally turned out to be systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-associated lymphadenopathy. This case shows that painful neck nodes can be a presenting feature of SLE and needs to be considered as one of the differential diagnosis in patients presenting with lymphadenopathy along with constitutional symptoms.

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