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January 1980

Plasmapheresis in Hereditary Angioneurotic Edema and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, England (Dr Young), the Department of Immunology, East Birmingham Hospital (Dr Thompson), and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England (Dr Mackie).

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(1):127-128. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330130129032

• A patient had hereditary angioneurotic edema coincident with systemic lupus erythematosus. This condition resulted in loss of hair, arthralgia, leukoplakia, colitis, and a nephrotic syndrome due to proliferative glomerulonephritis. The renal lesion was resistant to treatment with high-dose prednisolone and cyclophosphamide; however, sustained remission occurred after plasmapheresis. The patient has remained well for over two years since this procedure.

(Arch Intern Med 140:127-128, 1980)