A Case Study of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Female Patient


  • Suvam Banerjee Government of West Bengal, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital (WBUHS)India.
  • Elina Semenenko Maastricht University, Netherlands




lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus, autoimmune disease, corticosteroids


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of autoimmune disease which affects different systems of our body such as cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, integumentary and immune systems. The most common patients’ complaints include problems with the skin, joints and kidneys. Symptoms vary from mild to severe, and if untreated, may result in lethal consequences. Currently, the onset of the disease is not known, and the cure for SLE is still to be found, but there exist various treatment options, which can support the patient in returning to normal life.
The importance of this case report lies in the fact that it is a very rare case, and hence can be of great clinical significance and source of learning for clinicians. This is quite a unique case which highlights the association of disease with its symptoms by comparing its possible differential diagnoses, management from the history of patients to diagnosis and the unique approach undertaken in treatment.
A 22-year-old female was hospitalized with the symptoms of angina, alopecia, oral ulcers and arthralgia. After extensive blood urinary analyses and renal biopsy, the patient was diagnosed with SLE. As for the final treatment decision, the patient was prescribed corticosteroids primarily for 6 months. During treatment, the condition of the patient has improved and during post-treatment, no follow-up complaints have been registered.
In summary, this case study might enhance the facility to report novel findings and better-quality therapeutic strategies. With quick, brief writing and publication rates, case studies are an essential tool for rapidly expanding the growing body of clinical knowledge.

Author Biographies

Suvam Banerjee, Government of West Bengal, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital (WBUHS)India.

MBBS, Clinical intern, Department of Health and Family Welfare

Elina Semenenko, Maastricht University, Netherlands

MS (Neuro-psychology), Clinical Neuro-psychologist, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience



How to Cite

Banerjee, S., & Semenenko, E. . (2023). A Case Study of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Female Patient. Global Journal of Medical Students, 2(3), 14–18. https://doi.org/10.52314/gjms.2022.v2i3.83



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