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Case Report

Year: 2016 | Month: March | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 92-95

A Case Report of Rhupus Syndrome: An Overlap Syndrome of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

S. Asif Rafiq Shah1, Irtifa Jeelani2, Syed Nadeem Rafiq3, Miftah Jeelani3, Shahid Sulayman4

1Post-Graduate Department of General Medicine, GMC, Srinagar, J&K, India.
2Post-Graduate Student, Department of Obstretics and Gynecology, GMC, Srinagar, J&K, India.
3MBBS, SKIIMS Medical College Bemina Srinagar, J&K, India.
4MBBS, GMC, Srinagar, J&K, India.

Corresponding Author: S. Asif Rafiq Shah


Rhupus an extremely uncommon condition is used to describe patients who have features of both rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. We report a 23 year old female who initially presented with features of rheumatoid arthritis and later developed features of systemic lupus erythematosus. Antibodies were positive for both rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.  The patient was diagnosed as Rhupus Syndrome as the patient had manifestations of both rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Key words: Rhupus Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

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