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Diffuse Calcifications of the Spleen in a Woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Vaiopoulos AG, Kanakis MA, Katsouri K, Kyriazi S, Vaiopoulos GA, Kaklamanis P - Case Rep Med (2015)

Bottom Line: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease, which affects a wide variety of organs including the spleen.Splenic involvement in SLE includes conditions such as splenomegaly, hyposplenism, infarction, and spontaneous rupture.Herein, we present a case of a 24-year-old female diagnosed with SLE, in which we found diffuse splenic calcifications.

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Affiliation: Department of Experimental Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 11527 Athens, Greece.

ABSTRACT
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease, which affects a wide variety of organs including the spleen. Splenic involvement in SLE includes conditions such as splenomegaly, hyposplenism, infarction, and spontaneous rupture. However, only a few cases of splenic calcifications in patients with SLE have been reported. Herein, we present a case of a 24-year-old female diagnosed with SLE, in which we found diffuse splenic calcifications. The unique pattern of splenic calcifications in SLE contributes to the differential diagnosis from other conditions such as infections and other connective tissue diseases, which also cause calcifications in the spleen.

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Computed tomography scan section, depicting diffuse calcifications of the spleen.
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fig1: Computed tomography scan section, depicting diffuse calcifications of the spleen.

Mentions: During abdominal ultrasound examination, calcified foci in the splenic area were incidentally noted. A subsequent, abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan was performed, which showed diffuse calcifications of the spleen (Figure 1).


Diffuse Calcifications of the Spleen in a Woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Vaiopoulos AG, Kanakis MA, Katsouri K, Kyriazi S, Vaiopoulos GA, Kaklamanis P - Case Rep Med (2015)

Computed tomography scan section, depicting diffuse calcifications of the spleen.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Computed tomography scan section, depicting diffuse calcifications of the spleen.
Mentions: During abdominal ultrasound examination, calcified foci in the splenic area were incidentally noted. A subsequent, abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan was performed, which showed diffuse calcifications of the spleen (Figure 1).

Bottom Line: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease, which affects a wide variety of organs including the spleen.Splenic involvement in SLE includes conditions such as splenomegaly, hyposplenism, infarction, and spontaneous rupture.Herein, we present a case of a 24-year-old female diagnosed with SLE, in which we found diffuse splenic calcifications.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Experimental Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Athens, 75 Mikras Asias Street, 11527 Athens, Greece.

ABSTRACT
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease, which affects a wide variety of organs including the spleen. Splenic involvement in SLE includes conditions such as splenomegaly, hyposplenism, infarction, and spontaneous rupture. However, only a few cases of splenic calcifications in patients with SLE have been reported. Herein, we present a case of a 24-year-old female diagnosed with SLE, in which we found diffuse splenic calcifications. The unique pattern of splenic calcifications in SLE contributes to the differential diagnosis from other conditions such as infections and other connective tissue diseases, which also cause calcifications in the spleen.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus