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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2007;24(2 Suppl):S755-760.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2007.24.2S.S755    Published online December 31, 2007.
One Case of Lupus Nephritis Flare in Child During Tapering the Steroid
Jung Youn Choi, Yong Hoon Park
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea
스테로이드 감량 중 발생한 소아 루프스 신염의 악화 1 예
최정연, 박용훈
영남대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence:  Yong Hoon Park, Tel: (053) 620-3532, Fax: (053) 629-2252, 
Email: yhpark@med.yu.ac.kr
Abstract
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic multisystemic inflammatory autoimmune disease. Hematologic abnormality is more frequent and the frequency of using high dose steroid and immunosuppressant as treatment is higher in children, because the number of involved major organ is numerous and the disease progress is often rapid in the SLE of children. We reported an experience of lupus nephritis flare after tapering the steroid in 9 years old boy who was diagnosed focal proliferative glomerulonephritis.
Key Words: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Glomerulonephritis, Children
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