Systemic Lupus Erythematosus as a Rare Cause of Anemia Resistant to Erythropoiesis-stimulating Agents

Authors

  • Ezgi Coskun Yenigun Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Nergiz Bayrakci Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Simal Koksal Cevher Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Nihal Ozkayar Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Fatih Dede Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) play an important role in the management of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, but the goals cannot be reached in 5% to 10% of the patients despite high-dose ESA treatment. In case of ESA resistance, all causes of anemia encountered in the general population should be carefully reviewed. We present a patient examined for ESA resistance that was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus and subsequently showed improvement of anemia with systemic corticosteroids.  

 

Author Biographies

  • Ezgi Coskun Yenigun, Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

    Clinical Specialist Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital

  • Nergiz Bayrakci, Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

    Clinical Specialist Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital

  • Simal Koksal Cevher, Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Clinical Specialist Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital
  • Nihal Ozkayar, Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Clinical Specialist Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital
  • Fatih Dede, Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Clinical Specialist Department of Nephrology, Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital

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Published

2016-02-07

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CASE REPORT | Kidney Diseases