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SLE Patient Case Studies: Alicia

Hypothetical Patient

Alicia has been treated with glucocorticoids but still experiences frequent mobility issues and arthritis flares.

  • Signs of low disease activity but is taking glucocorticoids to prevent flares
Lab Values
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 12.2
Platelets (x109/L) 210
WBCs (x109/L) 3.9
Urinalysis Normal
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.5
Proteinuria (g/day) 0.1
Anti-dsDNA (IU/mL) 5
Complement C3 and C4 (mg/dL) 90 to 30
Lymphocytes (x109/L) 1100
WBCs (x10 9/L)
Anti-dsDNA (IU/mL)

(Rash 2 points, Arthritis 4 points)


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