ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL AND LABORATORY PROFILE OF JUVENILE SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS FROM KOLKATA: OUR EXPERIENCES
Suhas Ganguli.*, Rakesh Mondal**, Madhumita Nandi***, Supratim Datta****, J B Ghosh*****
Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Pediatrics IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata.*, Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Pediatrics IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata.**, Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Pediatrics IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata.***, Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Pediatrics IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata.****, Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Pediatrics IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata.*****
Abstract
Objective
To study the patient profile of Juvenile SLE patients attending a Pediatric Rheumatology clinic.

Methods and Results
Retrospective analysis of all patients with a diagnosis of SLE attending a Pediatric Rheumatology special clinic of a tertiary care teaching center of eastern India. A total of 11 cases were given a diagnosis of SLE. Most of them were aged between 8-12 years. Only one child was 3 years old. Most common involvement was joints followed by kidneys and skin. One child had a rare presentation with chorea and microphonia.

Conclusion
SLE constitutes about 4% of childhood rheumatologic cases. Their complete clinical and investigational work-up is often hampered by financial constraints. More longterm population based follow up studies are needed to get a clearer picture of this condition in children from this part of the world.
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