AN INTRIGUING CAUSE OF CHRONIC DIARRHEA – PROTEIN-LOSING ENTEROPATHY AS THE PRESENTING MANIFESTATION OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS


Satish H, Hariharan M, Navin Patil, Karthik Rao, Balaji Ommurugan, Satish Nayak B

Abstract


ABSTRACT

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune inflammatory disease.  It presents with myriad of clinical manifestations affecting every other organ system in human body. The gastrointestinal system is one of the commonest affected and it involves any part of the GI tract with incidences ranging from 1.3% to 27.5%. Gastrointestinal manifestations as a presenting feature of SLE is unusual. Chronic diarrhea due to protein losing enteropathy as the presenting manifestation of SLE is very rare and a diagnosis of SLE should be kept in mind when other systemic manifestations are absent. Hence, we report a 29-year-old female with chronic diarrhea as the main manifestation of SLE.

 


Keywords


Systemic lupus, Protein losing enteropathy, Diarrhea, Bowel wall edema.

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Title

AN INTRIGUING CAUSE OF CHRONIC DIARRHEA – PROTEIN-LOSING ENTEROPATHY AS THE PRESENTING MANIFESTATION OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

Keywords

Systemic lupus, Protein losing enteropathy, Diarrhea, Bowel wall edema.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i7.18880

Date

01-07-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 7 July 2017 Page: 11-12

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Satish H
Department of Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Hariharan M
Department of Gastroenterology, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
India

Navin Patil
Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
India

Karthik Rao
Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India
India

Balaji Ommurugan
Department of Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India
India

Satish Nayak B
Department of Gastroenterology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
India


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