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Critical Care: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III |

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Vasculitis Presenting as Acute Abdomen: A Case Report

Avneet Singh, MS; Masood Komal, MD; Abdulmonam Ali, MD; Fadi Safi, MD
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University of Toledo College of Medicine, Lancaster, OH


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):413A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.426
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care III

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune condition with manifestations that can affect all organs. One manifestation, vasculitis, is characterized by inflammatory infiltrate in vascular cell walls. This can occur in the mesenteric vessels leading to intestinal ischemia and presenting as diffuse abdominal pain1. Here, we present one patient with a history of SLE who presented with signs mimicking acute abdomen and advocate against taking such patients for emergent laporotomy.

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