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Ovarian necrotizing vasculitis in a patient with lupus
LUPUS, v.18, n.14, p.1313-1315, 2009
PEREIRA, R. M. R.
CARVALHO, J. F. de
MEDEIROS, A. C. de
SILVA, C. A. A.
Ovarian vasculitis is a rare complication seen in the reproductive system and has been described in only one patient with lupus and a few patients with other rheumatic conditions (polyarteritis nodosa, giant cell arteritis, scleroderma). Three additional cases following gynecology procedures have also been reported. We report the second case of a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus, who developed ovarian vasculitis. The diagnosis was made at the age of 12 and confirmed by laparoscopy and histopathology in the presence of disease activity. She experienced late menarche at the age of 16, and she experienced a good clinical evolution after disease treatment with regular menstrual cycles and normal levels of sexual hormones. Lupus (2009) 18, 1313-1315.