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A case report of a woman with SLE and lupus enteritis as the first manifestation of active systemic lupus erythematosus


Introduction: Lupus enteritis is a rare first manifestation of active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). diagnosis of this condition is hard, specially without other signs and symptoms associated with active SLE. this article will report a woman with SLE and lupus enteritis as the first manifestation of active systemic lupus erythematosus

Case presentation: A 25-year-old woman presented to the Emergency department complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting. From her medical history, four years in the past, she reported the same signs and symptoms as now and turned into identified with appendicitis. Her abdomen examination found out mild abdominal distention without a abdominal tenderness. Wall thickening and irregularity of small and big bowel loops were observed on the CT abdomen. She turned into given a excessive dose glucocorticoid as initial treatment and turned into maintained with low dose glucocorticoid and cyclosporin. After 6 months of follow-up, the patient did not have a recurrence of signs and symptoms.

Conclusion: A high index of suspicions is essential to differentiate lupus enteritis from other differential diagnoses. For lupus enteritis, excessive-dose steroids were an efficient initial treatment.


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Yulistiawati, F., & Awalia. (2023). A case report of a woman with SLE and lupus enteritis as the first manifestation of active systemic lupus erythematosus. Bali Medical Journal, 12(2), 1321–1237.




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