Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
Vol. 67, No. 2, 2005, pp. 102-103
Bioline Code: is05025
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2005, pp. 102-103
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Case Report-Multiple bowel perforations in systemic lupus erythematosus|
Aydin Metin, Baser Murat, Kösem Mustafa, Aslaner Arif
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a connective tissue disorder that has rarely been seen with acute surgical manifestations. Intestinal perforation is one of the most devastating complications of SLE which necessitates prompt surgical intervention. We report a case having multiple intestinal perforations on exploration and has undergone primary repair. SLE should be taken into account as a diagnosis of choice in patients with bowel perforation.
Intestinal perforation; lupus erythematosus