Systemic Lupus Erythematous Research Paper

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Systemic Lupus Erythematousus (SLE) is a multi-systemic autoimmune connective tissue disease, affecting multiple organs. Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in SLE patients, in about 19.2%–50% patients(1), but though they may not be as common as lupus nephritis, they are clinically important as they can be life threatening if not treated promptly.(2) Acute pancreatitis is an unusual and rare manifestation of SLE. Since it was first described in 1939 by Reifenstein et al, less than 200 cases have been reported in literature. It may present as an initial presentation of SLE, or more commonly, after the diagnosis of SLE, with patients complaining of acute onset abdominal pain. Current literature suggests that sudden withdrawal of low dose steroids

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