An Unusual Mimicker of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report
Aloice O Aluoch, Mathew Farbman, Heather Gladue*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 27
Last Page: 29
Publisher ID: TORJ-9-27
Article History:Received Date: 2/3/2015
Revision Received Date: 30/4/2015
Acceptance Date: 4/5/2015
Electronic publication date: 12/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
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We present a case of a 47 year-old African American female with 15 pack-years of tobacco use and heavy alcohol use who presented with arthritis and was found to have a positive antinuclear antibodies (ANA), anti double stranded DNA antibodies (anti-dsDNA), and anti-Sjogren’s syndrome-related antigen A and antigen B (anti-SSA and anti-SSB). She was subsequently found to have a lung adenocarcinoma associated with hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (HPO). This demonstrates a case of positive antinuclear antibodies and arthritis in a patient with lung adenocarcinoma, which can be falsely diagnosed as systemic lupus erythematosus.