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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2007;73(3): 317-323.
증례 : 전신홍반루푸스에서 발생한 조기 관상동맥 질환 3예
손 원, Hak Hyun Lee, Yoo Heum Baek, Oh Wan Kwon, Seok Hwan Kim, Jin Ho Shin, Sang Cheol Bae
Three cases of premature coronary artery disease in systemic lupus erythematosus
Won Sohn, Hak Hyun Lee, Yoo Heum Baek, Oh Wan Kwon, Seok Hwan Kim, Jin Ho Shin, Sang Cheol Bae
1Department of Cardiology, Catholic University of Daegu College of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
ABSTRACT
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder with a potential for multisystem organ dysfunction. Systemic lupus erythematosus patients have more frequent and earlier manifested atherosclerosis including coronary artery disease than the general population. We report three patients having SLE that have experienced acute coronary syndrome with onset at a relatively young age. The patients have premature atherosclerosis in a coronary artery as determined by coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS). We suggest that systemic lupus erythematosus is a significant risk factor for coronary atherosclerosis.(Korean J Med 73:317-323, 2007) Key Words : Systemic lupus erythematosus, Coronary artery disease, Prematrure, Atherosclerosis, Intravascular ultrasonography
Keywords: Systemic lupus erythematosus, Coronary artery disease, Prematrure, Atherosclerosis, Intravascular
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