An Uncommon Gastrointestinal Manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Lupus Enteritis

Aimun Raees, Zahabia Sohail, Om Parkash

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disorder with heterogeneous presentation and clinical course. We present a case of a young female with an atypical presentation of SLE. A young woman with no known prior comorbidities presented with a history of chronic diarrhoea, vomiting, and weight loss, followed by generalized weakness. An extensive workup was done and she was diagnosed with lupus enteritis based on history, laboratory investigations, and imaging findings. She was given pulse therapy to which she responded very well. The case describes the importance of high clinical suspicion and timely intervention as well as adds to the evidence on a rare clinical entity of lupus enteritis. Key Words: Systemic lupus erythematosus, Lupus enteritis, Autoimmune disorder, Chronic diarrhoea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


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