Tendon rupture in systemic lupus erythematosus

J Rheumatol. Mar-Apr 1981;8(2):308-10.

Abstract

A patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and spontaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon is reported. Tendon rupture in SLE is extremely uncommon; review of the reported cases suggests that it may be more common in males, and is a late complication of SLE, more likely to occur in older patients. The possible role of corticosteroid therapy is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / injuries*
  • Adult
  • Antibodies
  • Antibodies, Antinuclear
  • Complement C3
  • Complement C4
  • DNA / immunology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rupture
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Antibodies
  • Antibodies, Antinuclear
  • Complement C3
  • Complement C4
  • DNA