Chylous Ascites in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients
  • Vital Manuel Da Silva Domingues
    Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto
  • Vital Da Silva Domingues
    Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto
  • Isabel Neves
    Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto
  • Susana Garrido
    Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto
  • Inês Ferreira
    Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto
  • Teresa Mendonça
    Hospital de Santo António, Centro Hospitalar do Porto Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto

Keywords

Chylous ascites, Systemic Lupus Erythematous, gastrointestinal manifestations

Abstract

The gastrointestinal system is commonly implicated in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Ascites, produced by several mechanisms has been reported as a systemic manifestation of lupus, but only rarely as an initial presentation of the disease. Its appearance is often insidious and without abdominal pain. Chylous ascites (such as chyle in the peritoneal cavity) has seldom been reported in SLE. We describe a case of chylous ascites in an SLE patient, reviewing the other published cases, its pathophysiology and its management.

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    Published: 2015-07-13
    Issue: Vol. 2 No. 4 (2015) (view)


    How to cite:
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    Da Silva Domingues VM, Da Silva Domingues V, Neves I, Garrido S, Ferreira I, Mendonça T. Chylous Ascites in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients. EJCRIM 2015;2 doi:10.12890/000229.

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