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Longstanding intractable ascites as the initial and predominant manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3723504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peritoneal involvement is quite common in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, significant ascites as the predominant manisfestations of SLE is extremely rare, and very few cases have been reported. We describe a patient with SLE whose disease first manifested as longstanding, painless and intractable ascites. The ascites preceded the diagnosis of SLE by 3 years. The diagnosis of SLE should be considered in patients with the so called "idiopathic" ascites. Once diagnosed, the ascites seem to respond promptly to corticosteroids, however, prior to their administration other potential causes, especially infections and malignancy, should be ruled out.
M Averbuch; Y Levo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-08-06     Completed Date:  1986-08-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  442-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / etiology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications,  diagnosis*
Peritonitis / diagnosis

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