SLE presenting as DAH and relapsing as refractory retinitis
A 17-year-old boy, diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), presented to ophthalmology department with gradual painless diminution of vision in both eyes (right more than left). He had already received 6 pulses of cyclophosphamide and steroids at monthly intervals one year back for diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) and was on maintenance oral 40 mg prednisolone and 3 grams mycophenolate mofetil (MMF). There was no history of oliguria, skin rash, joint pain, oral ulcers, photosensitivity or any neurological deficit in this presentation. There was no proteinuria, hematuria or worsening of renal function.
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