CASE

Association of Autoimmune Hashimoto's Thyroiditis with Systemic Lupus Erythematosis.

SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) can be associated with other autoimmune disorders with overlapping clinical symptoms. We present a case of a 22-year-old male with recurring exertional dyspnea, chest pain, dry cough and chills, which on further testing revealed large pericardial effusion and bilateral pleural effusions along with laboratory abnormalities consistent with a diagnosis of overlap of SLE with serositis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. SLE patients with underlying hypothyroidism are slow to respond to standard therapy unless the underlying hypothyroidism is adequately treated.

as reported in: Kammari CB, Daggubati SR, Konala VM, Adapa S, Naramala S. Cureus. 2020 Mar:12(3):e7261. doi: 10.7759/cureus.7261.