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January 1980

Plasmapheresis in Hereditary Angioneurotic Edema and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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)