2 women, aged 50 and 16, each with sickle cell anemia (presumed SS disease), developed clinical manifestations which fulfilled the criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It is suggested that the defect in the complement system (partial deficiency in factor B), described in sickle cell disease, might be associated with the development of immune complex diseases, such as SLE.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|State||Published - 1976|
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