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A 22-year-old woman with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was admitted with progressive edema. Two years before hospitalization, a local rheumatologist diagnosed her with SLE based on a syndrome of oral ulcers, inflammatory arthritis, discoid lupus lesions, and Raynaud phenomenon. Serum analysis revealed high-titer anti-nuclear antibodies, the presence of anti-SSA, anti-SSB, anti-Smith, anti-RNP, anti-histone, and anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies, and low complement (C3 and C4) levels. Hydroxychloroquine and topical clobetasol ointment were started. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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