Visceral Leishmaniasis Mimicking Autoimmune Hepatitis, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Overlap


GÜZEL TUNÇCAN Ö. , TUFAN A. , Telli G., AKYÜREK N. , Pamukcuolu M., Yilmaz G., ...Daha Fazla

KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY, cilt.50, sa.2, ss.133-136, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3347/kjp.2012.50.2.133
  • Dergi Adı: KOREAN JOURNAL OF PARASITOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.133-136

Özet

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a life-threatening infection caused by Leishmania species. In addition to typical clinical findings as fever, hepatosplenomegaly, and cachexia, VL is associated with autoimmune phenomena. To date, VL mimicking or exacerbating various autoimmune diseases have been described, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Herein, we presented a patient with VL who had overlapping clinical features with SLE, AIH, as well as antimitochondrial antibody (AMA-M2) positive primary biliary cirrhosis.