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Revista del Nacional (Itauguá)

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GARCIA BELLO, Enrique  and  TORRES DE TABOADA, Estela. Hematological manifestations in adult patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Rev. Nac. (Itauguá) [online]. 2019, vol.11, n.1, pp.5-16. ISSN 2072-8174.


systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can affect the three celular series of the blood.


to describe hematological alterations and activity markers in adult patients with SLE.


descriptive observational study performed in patients with SLE of the National Hospital in 2017-2018. Were excluded patients with immunosuppressants (cyclophosphamide, rituzimab), patients with drugs induled SLE, patients with overlap syndrome, patients with other autoimmune diseases.


88 patients were included, with an average age of 27 ± 15 years. There was a predominance of women (89%). Anemia was detected in 55%, leukopenia in 13%, lymphopenia in 32%, thrombocytopenia in 11%. ANA values ​​were high in 92% and anti DNA in 22%.


the most frequent haematological compromise in adult patients with SLE was anemia, followed by leukopenia and thrombocytopenia.

Keywords : systemic lupus erythematosus; anemia; leukopenia; plaquetopenia.

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