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J Korean Cancer Assoc > Volume 29(1); 1997 > Article
Journal of the Korean Cancer Association 1997;29(1): 171-175.
A Case of Head and Neck Cancer Diagnosed In a Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patient
Sang Cheul Oh, Suk Jin Kim, Byung Soo Kim, Sang Won Shin, Yeul Hong Kim, Gwan Gyu Song, Jun Suk Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is one of the connective diseases characterized by altered immunity and has a high incidence of cancers, such as malignant lymphoma, leukemia, breast cancer and cervical cancer. Lymphadenopathy is one of the clinical findings of SLE. But it is also seen in cancer metastasis. Therefore, if the SLE patient has lymphadenopathies from cancer metastasis it is very difficult to make a differential diagnosis between the manifestation of SLE and that of cancer metastasis. In Korea, there is no report on SLE associated with lymphadenopathies from cancer metastasis. This is the first report of a case of SLE with a cervical lympadenopathy that comes from the metastasis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
Key words: Head and neck cancer;Systemic lupus erythematosus;Lymphadenopathy
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