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CLINICAL CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 209-211

Pituitary carcinoid coexisting with systemic lupus erythematosus: A rare combination


1 Department of Cardiology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Whitefield, Bengaluru 560066, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Rheumatology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Whitefield, Bengaluru 560066, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Whitefield, Bengaluru 560066, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Whitefield, Bengaluru 560066, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Anupam Bhambhani
Department of Cardiology, Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Whitefield, Bengaluru 560066, Karnataka
India
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Gastrointestinal carcinoids have occasionally been reported in patients with autoimmune diseases. We report a middle-aged woman who presented with episodic hypertension and a skin rash. Initial evaluation led to the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus for which the patient was treated. Further investigations revealed the presence of a carcinoid tumour in the pituitary. Although gastrointestinal carcinoids associated with autoimmune diseases have been seen occasionally, to our knowledge, extragastric carcinoid coexisting with an auto- immune disorder has never been reported before. A better understanding of how inflammation induces cytological changes leading to development of a carcinoid from a cellular and molecular perspective could provide potential therapeutic strategies for preventing these lesions.


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