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Rev Hosp Clin Fac Med Sao Paulo. 1991 Jan-Feb;46(1):34-7.

Protein-losing enteropathy in systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Department of Rheumatology, University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil.

Abstract

We describe a 23-year old Brazilian woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and protein-losing enteropathy. Small intestinal biopsy revealed lymphangiectasia. Protein-losing enteropathy responded to corticosteroid therapy and should be suspected in cases of systemic lupus erythematosus with hypoalbuminemia without proteinuria and liver failure. A review of the English literature is presented with comments on pathogenesis.

PMID:
1843003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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