Systemic lupus erythematosus associated with massive ascites and pleural effusion in a patient who presented with disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Abstract

A case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) associated with serositis presenting with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is reported. A 53-year-old woman was admitted because of a fever. Laboratory tests revealed increased plasma levels of fibrinogen degradation products (FDP) and FDP-D-dimer, high titers of anti-nuclear antibody, high serum… (More)

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