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Adão F Albuquerque-Netto, Erica G Cavalcante, Adriana M E Sallum, Nádia E Aikawa, Uenis Tannuri, Clovis Artur Almeida da Silva
Lupus mesenteric vasculitis (LMV) is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain. Few cases of LMV have been reported in adults, children and adolescents. However, to our knowledge, the prevalence of that severe vasculitis in a pediatric population with lupus is yet to be studied. This study reviewed data from 28 consecutive years and included 5,508 patients being followed up at the hospital of the Faculdade de Medicina of the Univesidade de São Paulo (FMUSP). We identified 279 (5.1%) patients meeting the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), one of whom (0...
April 2013: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Ji Hyeon Ju, Jun-Ki Min, Chan-Kwon Jung, Soon Nam Oh, Seung-Ki Kwok, Kwi Young Kang, Kyung-Su Park, Hyuk-Jae Ko, Chong-Hyeon Yoon, Sung-Hwan Park, Chul-Soo Cho, Ho-Youn Kim
Lupus mesenteric vasculitis (LMV) is a unique clinical entity found in patients who present with gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus, and is the main cause of acute abdominal pain in these patients. LMV usually presents as acute abdominal pain with sudden onset, severe intensity and diffuse localization. Other causes of abdominal pain, such as acute gastroenteritis, peptic ulcers, acute pancreatitis, peritonitis, and other reasons for abdominal surgery should be ruled out. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of LMV is critical to ensure implementation of appropriate immunosuppressive therapy and avoidance of unnecessary surgical intervention...
May 2009: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
S F Ko, T Y Lee, T T Cheng, S H Ng, H M Lai, Y F Cheng, C C Tsai
PURPOSE: To describe the spectrum of early CT findings of lupus mesenteric vasculitis (LMV) and to assess the utility of CT in the management of this uncommon entity. METHODS: Abdominal CT was performed within 1-4 days (average 2.2 days) of the onset of severe abdominal pain and tenderness in 15 women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Prompt high-dose i.v. corticosteroid was administered in 11 patients after the CT diagnosis of LMV was made. CT was performed after abdominal symptoms subsided...
January 1997: Acta Radiologica
D M Kirshy, D H Gordon, N A Atweh
We report the abdominal computed tomography (CT) findings in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who developed signs of an acute abdomen secondary to mesenteric arteritis. Initial CT scan demonstrated ascites and wall thickening of the duodenum and jejunum. After treatment with high dose intravenous steroids, follow-up CT scan demonstrated a normal duodenum and small bowel. This is the first surgically proven case of lupus mesenteric arteritis resulting in bowel ischemia that is demonstrated on CT before and after medical therapy...
September 1991: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
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