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2007, Volume 23, Number 1, Page(s) 056-059     
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Lupus erythematosus (LE) cell in pleural effusion: A case report
Mehmet KEFELİ1, İlkser AKPOLAT1, Oğuz UZUN2, Bedri KANDEMİR1
1Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, SAMSUN
2Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, SAMSUN
Keywords: Systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus erythematosus cell, pleural effusion

Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology with a highly variable clinical presentation. Pleural and pericardial effusions are common in systemic lupus erythematosus and may occur at any time during the disease. In this paper, we present a 31-year-old woman who has reactivation of the disease that was confirmed by the presence of lupus erythematosus cells in pleural effusion with a review of the literature.

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