Systemic lupus erythematosus – diagnostic and treatment challenges

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Mirna Brkljačić Filip Kajin Marin Torti Ines Jović Ivana Kiš Iva Šmit Martina Crnogaj Vesna Matijatko

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A 5.5-year-old Bischon Frise with a history of shifting-leg lameness, fever, weight loss, lethargy and anorexia was referred for a second opinion. The diagnostics led to a suspicion of SLE. A thorough physical examination, haematology, biochemistry, vector-borne diseases testing, urinalysis, x-ray of thorax, abdomen, carpal and tarsal joints, ultrasound of abdomen, synovial fluid and CSF fluid examination was performed to exclude differentials. A positive ANA test with four major and two minor clinical signs confirmed the diagnosis. The prednisone monotherapy administered proved to be sufficient.

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BRKLJAČIĆ, Mirna et al. Systemic lupus erythematosus – diagnostic and treatment challenges. Veterinarski Glasnik, [S.l.], v. 71, n. 2, p. 134-140, dec. 2017. ISSN 2406-0771. Available at: <http://veterinarskiglasnik.rs/index.php/vg/article/view/VETGL1702134B>. Date accessed: 23 july 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2298/VETGL1702134B.
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