A case of systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with rectal ulcers as the initial clinical manifestation of disease

Shinsuke Yuasa, Akira Suwa, Michito Hirakata, Norifumi Hibi, Yasushi Iwao, Koichi Koizumi, Tsuneyo Mimori, Yasuo Ikeda

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Gastrointestinal involvement is often seen in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). All parts of the gastrointestinal tract may be affected. However, rectal involvement at onset is rare. We describe here a case of SLE in which rectal ulcers due to vasculitis occurred as the initial manifestation of the disease without involvement of any other organ. The ulcers worsened, along with the appearance of lupus nephritis 5 years later. When steroid therapy was initiated, there was rapid clinical and radiographic improvement. Our case suggests that rectal ulcer is a rare but important complication of SLE and can represent the initial and sole clinical manifestation of the disease.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)407-410
ページ数4
ジャーナルClinical and experimental rheumatology
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出版ステータスPublished - 2002 5 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • リウマチ学
  • 免疫アレルギー学
  • 免疫学

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