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Fulminant amoebic colitis mimicking intestinal vasculitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
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PMID:  22570337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Colitis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is quite rare. It can be caused by intestinal vasculitis, mesenteric vascular thrombosis, concomitant inflammatory bowel disease or infectious colitis. It is important to make an accurate and early diagnosis as the treatments for each condition differ and a delayed diagnosis can result in life-threatening complications. However, non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms make a timely diagnosis challenging. Amoebic colitis is a rare condition in patients with SLE. Here we present a case of fulminant amoebic colitis in a patient with SLE which was initially misdiagnosed as ischemic colitis due to intestinal vasculitis. Her colitis was complicated with multiple intestinal perforations, disseminated intravascular coagulation and acute respiratory distress syndrome; but in the end, the patient was successfully treated with metronidazole and paromomycin.
J Lee; H-S Jung; H-C Nam; S-K Kwok; Jh Ju; K-S Park; H-Y Kim; S-H Park
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lupus     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-0962     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea.
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