Total colonic necrosis - A catastrophic complication of systemic lupus erythematosus

Moshe Z. Papa, Eitan Shiloni, Harold D. McDonald

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Abstract

Diffuse ischemic colitis leading to colonic necrosis is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus. A 16-year-old girl who developed such a complication and underwent emergency subtotal colectomy is described. The incidence and significance of intestinal symptoms and the difficulties in the differential diagnosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with abdominal manifestations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-578
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume29
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Colectomy
  • Colonic necrosis
  • Lupus enteritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

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