Vitorino Modesto dos Santos1*, Leonardo Abreu Soares Ferreira2 and Kamila Fernandes Ferreira2
1Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Hospital and Catholic University of Brasília, Brasília-DF, Brazil
2Medical Resident of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Hospital, Brasília-DF, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Vitorino Modesto dos Santos, Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Armed Forces Hospital and Catholic University of Brasília, Brasília-DF, Brazil.
Received: March 07, 2018; Published: April 20, 2018
Citation: Vitorino Modesto dos Santos., et al. “A 42-Year-Old Man with Thromboembolism After Septoplasty”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.2 (2018).
Systemic lupus erythematosus mainly affects women in the reproductive period of life. According with the age of onset, this autoimmune disease may be classified in juvenile: ≤ 18 years, adult: ≥ 18 and < 50 years, and late onset: ≥ 50 years. This older group can represent up to 20% of the cases, may be less prevalent in females, and evolve with more thromboembolic events and few skin, renal, neurological, and articular manifestations. Although not consensual, the late onset may follow with a less severe course and better prognosis. Herein is described a 42-year-old male with incomplete systemic lupus erythematosus, presenting thromboembolic phenomena during the early postoperative period of an uncomplicated septoplasty procedure. Case reports may enhance the suspicion index about the first manifestations of this disease in adult males.
Keywords: Adult Onset Lupus; Late Onset Lupus; Thromboembolism
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