Published: 2016-12-27

New onset of systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy

Laura Keisa, Olga Boka, Sandra Vitina, Dace Rezeberga


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease that frequently affects young women. If SLE is first suspected during pregnancy, the diagnostic criterion is the same as for nonpregnant women and the treatment should be started as soon as the diagnosis is made. This study describes a 31-year-old pregnant woman who was hospitalized with shortness of breath, pain, and stiffness in phalangeal joints. The new onset of SLE was diagnosed. The disease was controlled by medical treatment. The patient had successful pregnancy and a healthy baby was delivered.


Systemic lupus erythematosus, Pregnancy, New onset

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