Somaily M, AlMania HI, Ali Buhran L* and Alhanash A
Department of Community Medicine, King Khalid University, Saudi ArabiaFulltext PDF
Chorea is a movement disorder well known to be a rare clinical manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and primary or secondary Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). However, there are no clear guidelines in the literature about the treatment of lupus chorea. We are lacking the standard care to approach such presentation. Here we describe a case of a young female patient with systemic lupus erythematosus associated with positive antiphospholipid antibodies, who presented with recurrent episodes of chorea and was initially treated symptomatically. But because of the repeated attacks of chorea, the patient was successfully treated with Rituximab.
Somaily M, AlMania HI, Ali Buhran L, Alhanash A. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Associated Chorea Treated Successfully with Rituximab Case Report. Ann Arthritis Clin Rheumatol. 2020; 3(1): 1018.