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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 236-239

“What lies beneath” – macrophage activation syndrome unveiled systemic lupus erythematosus


Department of Dermatology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
J P Prathibha
Department, of Dermatology, St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru - 560 034, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/CDR.CDR_87_20

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Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a potentially fatal condition characterized by massive systemic inflammatory response in the setting of a myriad of systemic disorders such as autoimmune collagen vascular disease, infections, drug-induced, and malignancies. It falls under a group of disorders known as hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis of which familial and acquired types have been described. Here, we report a case of acquired MAS secondary to acute systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Early diagnosis and timely intervention resulted in a favorable outcome.


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