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Acute pancreatitis- As a Presenting Manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

1Department of accident and emergency, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

2Department of Internal Medicine, RG Kar Medical College, Kolkata

3Department of Internal Medicine, IPGMER, Kolkata


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 6, 155-157
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-6-1
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

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Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Vijayan Ganesan, Debarati Bhar, Sibnarayan Sasmal, Adrija Hajra, Cankatika choudhury, Diptak Bhowmick, Partha Sarathi Karmakar. Acute pancreatitis- As a Presenting Manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(6):155-157. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-6-1.

Correspondence to: Dhrubajyoti  Bandyopadhyay, Department of accident and emergency, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. Email: drdhrubajyoti87@gmail.com

Abstract

15 years aged young girl was admitted with acute pain abdomen with distension, vomiting and fever. Patient was very sick and investigations, both blood and imaging of abdomen were suggestive of pancreatitis. This acute condition was soon followed by acute nephritis within a day or two and was established due to systemic lupus erythematosus through various investigations. Then we started treatment with high dose steroid and patient showed dramatic improvement. As a rare complication of SLE, acute pancreatitis presents as generalized flare-ups in most patients previously diagnosed with SLE. But acute pancreatitis as an initial feature of a multisystem disorder of SLE is rare and physician should remain aware of this clinical entity.

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