Chylous Ascites in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients

Da Silva Domingues, Vital Manuel and Da Silva Domingues, Vital and Neves, Isabel and Garrido, Susana and Ferreira, Inês and Mendonça, Teresa (2015) Chylous Ascites in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2 (4). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2284-2594

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The gastrointestinal system is commonly implicated in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Ascites, produced by several mechanisms has been reported as a systemic manifestation of lupus, but only rarely as an initial presentation of the disease. Its appearance is often insidious and without abdominal pain. Chylous ascites (such as chyle in the peritoneal cavity) has seldom been reported in SLE. We describe a case of chylous ascites in an SLE patient, reviewing the other published cases, its pathophysiology and its management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chylous ascites; Systemic Lupus Erythematous; gastrointestinal manifestations
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 13:17
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 13:17

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