European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 148, Issue 6, pp 525–526 | Cite as

Crohn disease in systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report

  • M. Nagata
  • Y. Ogawa
  • S. Hisano
  • K. Ueda


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.

Key words

Systemic lupus erythematosus Crohn disease 



systemic lupus erythematosus


  1. 1.
    Cohen AS, Reynolds WE, Franklin EC, Kulka JP, Ropes MW, Shulman LE, Wallace SL (1971) Preliminary criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus. Bull Rheum Dis 21: 643–648Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Dubrow RB, McPherson JR, Bowie JW (1966) Lupus erythematosus presenting as an acute abdomen. Minn Med 49:577–579Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Glandman DD, Ross T, Richardson B, Kulkarni S (1985) Bowel involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus: Crohn's disease or lupus vasculitis? Arthritis Rheum 28:466–470Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Hoffman BI, Katz WA (1980) The gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus: a review of the literature. Semin Arthritis Rheum 9:237–247Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Johnson DA, Diehl AM, Finkelman FD, Cattau EL (1985) Crohn's disease and systemic lupus erythematosus. Am J Gastroenterol 80: 869–870Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Rosenberg IH (1988) Crohn's disease. In: Wyngaarden JB, Smith LH (eds) Textbook of medicine. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 745–753Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Shafer RB, Gregory DH (1970) Systemic lupus erythematosus presenting as regional ileitis. Minn Med 53:789–792Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Nagata
    • 1
  • Y. Ogawa
    • 1
  • S. Hisano
    • 1
  • K. Ueda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of MedicineKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

Personalised recommendations