ISSN 2147-9720 | E-ISSN 2148-4279
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Successful treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus pleuropericarditis with belimumab: A case report and literature review
1 Department of Rheumatology, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain  
Eur J Rheumatol ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2019.17169
Key Words: Systemic lupus erythematosus, belimumab, biological treatments, serositis, pleuropericarditis
Abstract

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by a wide variety of manifestations and a difficult disease control in some patients. We present the case of a 51-year-old woman who presented with a flare of SLE including arthritis and pleuropericarditis that responded to neither leflunomide, methotrexate, nor high doses of prednisone. After initiating treatment with belimumab, the patient experienced a quick and notorious improvement. She remains stable to this day while continuing belimumab therapy.

 

Cite this article as: Carrión-Barberà I, Salman-Monte TC, Castell S, Castro-Domínguez F, Ojeda F, Monfort J. Successful treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus pleuropericarditis with belimumab: A case report and literature review. Eur J Rheumatol 2019; 10.5152/eurjrheum.2019.17169. 

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