Sinus node dysfunction in adult systemic lupus erythematosus flare: A case report

Yilmazer B., Sali M., Cosan F., ÇEFLE A.

MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.25, ss.472-475, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/14397595.2013.843744
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.472-475


Cardiac involvement can affect up to 50% of the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients but conduction system disturbances in SLE are less commonly described. For an early detection of this complication in the acute phase of SLE a whole cardiovascular examination and periodic electrocardiographic monitoring are recommended. We describe a patient who was diagnosed with flare up of lupus activity manifesting as sinus node dysfunction presenting as profound sinus bradycardia. She was successfully treated with high-dose methylprednisolone therapy.