, Volume 75, Issue 8, pp 855-857

Familial systemic lupus erythematosus with hypercalcemia

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An 8-yr-old girl with familial systemic lupus erythematosus and several severe manifestations, including persistent thrombocytopenia, rapidly progressive renal failure and hepatic failure is described. The course was complicated by the occurrence of hypercalcemia, hypophosphatemia and elevated levels of parathormone, an association not previously reported in children.