A CASE REPORT OF RHUPUS SYNDROME
Author(s): Karthick Ramalingam*, Chinnu Kishore, M Anandh Mohan, Manoj Kumar Ravilla
Rheumatoid arthritis and Systemic lupus erythematous are common autoimmune diseases which have different clinical and laboratory findings. When RA and SLE coexist in a patient, they are referred to as suffering from rhupus. In this scenario we describe a case that was diagnosed with rhupus in the 2nd trimester pregnancy with previous history of abortion. The patient had presented with oral ulcer, malar rash and there was bilateral wrist and multiple small joint pains. She was treated with prednisolone and discussion is on role of antiphospholipid in pregnancy.