Acute Pancreatitis: A Rare Presentation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Tarana Gupta, Ajit Singh, Rahul Chauda, Deepak Jain, Hari K. Aggarwal


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease with diverse clinical manifestations including gastrointestinal tract (GIT) afflictions. Lupus pancreatitis is more common in females and third decade of life with an incidence ranging from 0.7% to 4%. We here present a case of a 30-year-old female who presented with acute pancreatitis and after exclusion of all possible common etiology of pancreatitis, the evaluation revealed SLE with renal, skin and joint involvement. The patient showed marked improvement on immunosuppression with a resolution of all symptoms and proteinuria emphasizing the need for prompt diagnosis and management.

J Med Cases. 2017;8(4):105-107


SLE; Acute pancreatitis

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