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Ecchymotic angioedema in paediatric systemic lupus erythematosus
  1. Alfonso Ragnar Torres Jimenez,
  2. Alejandra Velazquez Cruz,
  3. Adriana Ivonne Cespedes Cruz
  1. Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, National Medical Center La Raza, IMSS, Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alfonso Ragnar Torres Jimenez, Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, National Medical Center La Raza, IMSS, Vallejo y Jacarandas, colonia La Raza, Azcapotzalco, D.F. Mexico CP. 02990, Mexico; dr-poncho{at}hotmail.com

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A 14-year-old girl, with systemic lupus erythematosus, with positive antinuclear antibodies (ANA) and anti-DNA, low C3 (60 mg/dL, normal value 90–177 mg/dL) and C4 (5.5 mg/dL, normal value 15–45 mg/dL), presented with a malar rash, knee arthritis and urticarial skin lesions, compatible with an urticarial vasculitis. She was treated with prednisone, mycophenolate mofetil, chloroquine and antihistamine. She opted out of follow-up …

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