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SLE Patient Case Studies: Brianne

Hypothetical Patient

Brianne is a full-time professional with worsening SLE symptoms that affect her ability to do her day-to-day job.

  • Taking an antimalarial agent alone but is having flares requiring short-term glucocorticoids
Lab Values
Hemoglobin (g/dL) 12.2
Platelets (x109/L) 260
WBCs (x109/L) 3.9
Urinalysis Normal
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.7
Proteinuria (g/day) Normal
Anti-dsDNA (IU/mL) 40
Complement C3 and C4 (mg/dL) 60 and 5
Lymphocytes (x109/L) 1200
WBCs (x10 9/L)
Anti-dsDNA (IU/mL)

SELENA-SLEDAI SCORE: 12 points
(Arthritis 4 points, Mucosal ulcers 2 points, Alopecia 2 points, Elevated anti-dsDNA 2 points, Low complement 2 points)

 

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