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2020 Apr

Medicine (Baltimore)



Severe vaso-occlusive lupus retinopathy in the early stage of a pediatric patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report.



Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem, chronic, autoimmune disease which can affect any organ system including the eye. About one-third of the patients can be diagnosed with SLE-related eye involvement which is usually indicative of disease activity. Retinopathy is one of the most vision-threatening complications that can be associated with the disease.