Volume 11, Issue 3 (11-1997)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 1997 | Back to browse issues page

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From the Department of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is less likely to present as fever of undetermined origin today. This is due to the widespread use of immunologic tests which permit early diagnosis. It is not surprising therefore that only atypical cases of SLE present as FUa. Although uncommon, pseudotumor cerebri has been recognized as either a presenting manifestation or a complication of SLE. This case was a 15 year old girl who presented with pseudotumor cerebri and prolonged fever as the major manifestations of SLE. Absence of musculoskeletal symptoms and a low sedimentation rate were the major misleading points that deferred the diagnosis. This case report not only describes a rare manifestation of SLE but also emphasizes the previously known fact that "FUO is an uncommon presentation of this common disease."
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Internal Medicine