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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(6), 155-157
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-6-1
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Acute pancreatitis- As a Presenting Manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay1, , Vijayan Ganesan2, Debarati Bhar2, Sibnarayan Sasmal2, Adrija Hajra3, Cankatika choudhury2, Diptak Bhowmick2 and Partha Sarathi Karmakar2

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

Pub. Date: May 08, 2015

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Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Vijayan Ganesan, Debarati Bhar, Sibnarayan Sasmal, Adrija Hajra, Cankatika choudhury, Diptak Bhowmick and 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


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.

systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); acute pancreatitis; lupus nephritis

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