False positive pleural biopsy and high CA125 levels in serum and pleural effusion in systemic lupus erythematosus

Yucel A., Calguneri M., Ruacan S.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.15, ss.197-199, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/bf02230341
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.197-199


A 23-year-old female with systemic lupus erythematosus is reported. The clinical features included fever, shortness of breath, lymphadenopathies, hepatosplenomegaly, pleural and pericardial fluids, ANA and Anti-DNA positivity. Pleural biopsy was false positive for malignancy on two occasions. High CA125 levels were detected in both serum and pleural fluid. Following prednisolone treatment, clinical and laboratory findings returned to normal.