Aim. To report the HIV infection and SLE differential diagnosis challenges.
Results. By January 2021, the analysis of national literature revealed two cases of HIV infection in young women, initially misdiagnosed with suspected SLE. In addition to two patients described in literature, one more female patient with SLE manifestations combined with advanced stage of HIV infection was examined.
Conclusion. HIV and SLE differential diagnosis is the ultimate challenge for clinicians. Physicians should be especially apprehensive about HIV infection when making the diagnosis of SLE. SLE therapy in patients with HIV infection should be appointed according to strict indications.
About the AuthorMargarita A. Gromova 1
1 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia
For citation:Gromova M.A. Systemic lupus erythematosus or lupus-like syndrome in patients with HIV infection: clinical case review. Clinical review for general practice. 2021; 1: 22–27. DOI: 10.47407/kr2021.2.1.00029
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