Dengue Fever Triggering Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus Nephritis: Case Report with 10 Years Follow up
Current Practice in Medical Science Vol. 1,
21 June 2022
Dengue fever has myriad complications- some immunological. A middle aged female patient presenting with features of lupus nephritis being triggered post dengue fever infection was followed up for 10 years with periodic assessment of laboratory parameters. Keeping in mind the endothelial dysfunction resulting out of COVID-19 infection and COVID-19 vaccination, we assessed this patient with the non-invasive endothelial function testing device (Angio defender). Though the COVID-19 infection or two doses of COVID-19 vaccines (COVAXIN) did not result in any flare up of the primary disease, still the angio defender revealed a moderate risk of CVD.
- Dengue fever
- lupus nephritis
- endothelial dysfunction