Case Report: Massive Painless Ascites in a Newly Diagnosed Case of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author:Salwa Ibrahim

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is associated with inflammation of one or more of serous membranes resulting in pleural, peritoneal and pericardial effusion. Massive effusion had rarely been reported in patients with SLE and responded well to immunosuppressive therapy. We reported a case of SLE with recurrent massive ascites as the main presenting complaint with review of the available literature.
1. Introduction
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by involvement of various organs.
Serositis is frequently observed in these patients. However, massive ascites is rarely reported and has a gradual
onset and responds to immunosuppressive therapy. We described a case of a 32-year-old female who presented
with massive ascites and fever as main features of SLE on admission.


Journal: Advances in Aging Research
DOI: 10.4236/crcm.2014.39115 (PDF)
Paper Id: 49610 (metadata)

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