An intriguing cause of chronic diarrhea – Protein-losing enteropathy as the presenting manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus

Satish, M. Hariharan, Navin Patil, N. Karthik Rao, O. Balaji, B. Satish Nayak

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune inflammatory disease. It presents with a myriad of clinical manifestations affecting every other organ system in the human body. The gastrointestinal (GI) system is one of the most commonly affected systems and it involves any part of the GI tract with an incidence ranging from 1.3% to 27.5%. GI manifestations as a presenting feature of SLE are 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-22
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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