Lupus of the larynx: when bamboo nodes lead to diagnosis….

  title={Lupus of the larynx: when bamboo nodes lead to diagnosis….},
  author={Jelena Todic and Igor Leuchter},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  • Jelena Todic, Igor Leuchter
  • Published in BMJ case reports 2018
  • Medicine
  • An 18-year-old patient consulted complaining of dysphonia for 3 months associated with severe weakness, headache and diffuse articular pain, with haematoma at the slightest trauma. Laryngoscopy showed a submucosal oval lesion in the middle third of the two vocal folds resembling bamboo joint nodes (figure 1). Laboratory analysis showed the presence of antinuclear antibodies, antidouble-stranded DNA, antinucleosome, anti-SSA (117), anti-SSB (115) and anti-Sm (25) antibodies associated with… CONTINUE READING

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