Amol P Jaybhaye1, Nita R Sutay1, Someshwar V Chate1, Tushar N Rathod2
1Department of Paediatrics, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.
2Department of Orthopaedics, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India.
Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammatory damage to joints, kidney, central nervous system, and hematopoietic system in the form of fever, cutaneous lesion including skin rash, arthritis, anemia, and fatigue. We report a case in which the patient had features mimicking idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and juvenile dermatomyositis, but on a detailed Hematological investigation and kidney biopsy patient was diagnosed as juvenile SLE.
Keywords: Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis.