Caribbean Medical Journal (Jan 2023)

Lupus Enteritis: An Unusual Manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Dr. Amitra Ramrattan

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 84, no. 4


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Though gastrointestinal symptoms are common in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), lupus enteritis remains a rare manifestation of the disease. The clinical picture may be non-specific but should be considered in patients with abdominal pain, as this disease entity can progress to intestinal necrosis and perforation if left untreated. This is a case report of a 37-year-old female who had multiple hospital admissions for abdominal pain, was diagnosed with lupus enteritis and showed excellent response to methylprednisolone.