Nemi Komi Dzidzonu1,2*, Abdou Razak Moukaila1, Komi Edem Mossi1, Lihanimpo Djalogue3,4, Abou-Bakari Tchala1, Yawovi Mawufemo Tsevi2,5 and Mohaman Awalou Djibril1,2
1Department of Internal Medicine, Sylvanus Olympio Teaching Hospital of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
2Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
3Department of Internal Medicine, Kara Teaching Hospital, Lomé, Togo
4Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Kara, Togo
5Department of Nephrology, Sylvanus Olympio Teaching Hospital of Lomé, Lomé, Togo
*Corresponding Author: Nemi Komi Dzidzonu, Department of Internal Medicine, Sylvanus Olympio Teaching Hospital of Lomé, University of Lomé, Lomé, Togo.
Received: April 20, 2020; Published: May 31, 2020
We report a case of systemic lupus erythematosus in an adolescent with AS hemoglobinopathy, hospitalized from September 26 to October 20, 2018 in the internal medicine department of the Sylvanus Olympio teaching hospital of Lomé. It is a 17 years old girl, with a family history of sickle cell disease, hospitalized for a prolonged fever. The physical examination on admission noted: A fever at 40°C, a deterioration of the general state, a puffiness of the face with edema of the lower limbs, firm and painful adenopathies under chin and cervical, purpura, diffuse alopecia and non-deforming bilateral polyarthritis affecting the metacarpophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints. The biological assessment revealed an inflammatory syndrome, 24h proteinuria = 4,690 mg and hemoglobin AS, the native anti-DNA antibodies higher than 380 IU/ml. The diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus was made on the basis of at least 4 of the 11 criteria of the American College of Rheumatology 1997. The clinical manifestations of the lupus and AS hemoglobinopathy association in our patient are characterized by the absence of the major cutaneous-mucosal signs in particular the malar rush in butterfly wing, discoid lupus, photosensitivity and mouth or nasopharyngeal ulcerations.
Keywords: Lupus; Hemoglobinopathy; Lomé; Togo
Citation: Nemi Komi Dzidzonu., et al. “Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and as Hemoglobinopathy: An Unusual Association about a Case in Lomé". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.6 (2020): 141-144.
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