International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023


Lupus Enteritis: A Rare Manifestation of SLE A Case Report

Dr. Tilottama Parate [4] | Dr. Sikandar Nihal | Dr. Gunjan Dalal | Dr. Shivaji Bangar | Dr. Faisal Pathan


Abstract: Systemic lupus erythematosus is a multifactorial chronic autoimmune disease which may affect almost any organ. Gastrointestinal Systems are common in systemic lupus erythematosus. they are usually attributable to infections medicine side effects, and other underlying conditions. In rare cases, they are caused by the autoimmune process itself. Lupus enteritis can be the manisfestation of SLE flare. Although involvement are more common ,patient may presents to us with peritoneal involvement which warrants urgent investigations and treatment and it is associated with grave prognosis. High index of suspicion should be maintained when evaluating SLE patients presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms to prevent diagnosis and treatment delays that could lead to serious complications such as bowel necrosis, perforation. This case report is reminder to physicians regarding Lupus enteritis .CT scan of abdomen is diagnostic modality of choice .Manifestations usually improve promptly to corticosteroid therapy. High index of suspicion should be maintained when evaluating SLE patients presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms to prevent diagnosis and treatment delays that could lead to serious complications such as bowel necrosis, perforation


Keywords: Systemic Lupus Erethematosus, Lupus nephritis, gastrointestinal symptoms, SLE flare, Perforation, immune complexes


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 1331 - 1334


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