A prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time revealing a childhood
systemic lupus erythematosus
Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a rare
multisystem autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory and
autoimmune reaction in several organs. The diagnosis can be difficult
due to the heterogeneity of clinical manifestations. Early diagnosis can
lead to a proper diagnosis and treatment to control inflammation and to
avoid life-threatening complications.