Pseudo-pseudo Meigs' syndrome in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Academic Article


  • Pseudo-pseudo Meigs' syndrome (PPMS) is a rare manifestation of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), defined by the presence of ascites, pleural effusions and an elevated CA-125 level. We describe a patient with longstanding lupus who presented with localized lymphadenopathy and subsequently developed massive chylous ascites with marked hypoalbuminemia. A brief historical overview of Meigs' syndrome and related entities is presented, along with a discussion of the differential diagnosis of hypoalbuminemia and ascites in an SLE patient. In addition, we speculate on the optimal therapeutic intervention in such a patient. © 2012 The Author(s).
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  • Lupus  Journal
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    Author List

  • Dalvi SR; Yildirim R; Santoriello D; Belmont HM
  • Start Page

  • 1463
  • End Page

  • 1466
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 13