Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis as a Presenting Manifestation in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Mohapatra, Sonmoon and Goldstein, Debra R. and Kumar, Akshat and Saha, Trisha and Penigalapati, Damodar (2016) Acute Acalculous Cholecystitis as a Presenting Manifestation in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 3 (4). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2284-2594

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is known to involve the gastrointestinal tract, but gallbladder involvement is rare. The authors report the case of a 26-year-old postpartum female who presented with acute right upper quadrant abdominal pain and was diagnosed with acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). In the presence of concomitant features of nephritis, pericardial effusion, anaemia and positive ANA titre, the diagnosis of SLE was confirmed during hospitalisation. Histopathological analysis of the gall bladder revealed evidence of vasculitis. Although rare, AAC can be the first presentation of patients diagnosed with SLE. Prompt diagnosis and management results in a better patient outcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Systemic lupus erythematosus, Acalculous cholecystitis, Gallbladder vasculitis
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: 27 Sep 2016 10:27
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 10:27

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