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Smooth muscle myopathy as an underrecognized manifestation of active systemic lupus erythematosus.
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PMID:  21707895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease with protean manifestations. We here present a case of unexplained diarrhoea and abdominal pain in a patient with SLE. Investigations revealed dilatation of stomach, small bowel and colonic wall, biliary and pancreatic ducts, renal collecting systems and ureters as well as thoracic aorta and major pulmonary arteries, as manifestations of a smooth muscle myopathy that was responsive to immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporin A.
Authors:
G S Ngian; P Naidoo; E F Morand; A Y Hoi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine journal     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1445-5994     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092952     Medline TA:  Intern Med J     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. Internal Medicine Journal © 2011 Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Affiliation:
Monash Centre of Inflammatory Diseases Radiology Department Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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