, Volume 148, Issue 6, pp 525-526

Crohn disease in systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report

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Abstract

A 15-year-old girl with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in remission for 3 years showed abdominal pain and bloody stools. No evidence for exacerbation of SLE was obtained. An air-contrast barium enema examination and colonoscopy revealed findings typical of Crohn disease. Despite the rarity of the combination, patients with SLE showing gastrointestinal manifestations might need evaluation for Crohn disease.