Published: 2017-04-01

Cardiogenic shock as the initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus

Lalat Barun Patra, Asit Kumar Mishra


Childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rare entity and comprise less than 20% of all cases of lupus. Prepubertal onset is even rarer as most cases are reported in adolescent age group. SLE is an immune-complex mediated disease with multiorgan involvement. We report a case of a 12 year old female child with cardiogenic shock, myocarditis and pyrexia. 


SLE, Cardiogenic shock, Myocarditis

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