Protein-losing enteropathy in a young African-American woman with abdominal pain, diarrhea and hydronephrosis.

Academic Article


  • The case of a 21-year-old African-American woman who presented with abdominal pain, diarrhea and hydronephrosis and who proved to have protein-losing enteropathy secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus is discussed. This is an unusual complication of lupus.
  • Published In

  • Lupus  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Abdominal Pain, Adult, African Continental Ancestry Group, Diagnosis, Differential, Diarrhea, Female, Humans, Hydronephrosis, Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic, Protein-Losing Enteropathies, Serum Albumin
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    Author List

  • Gornisiewicz M; Rodriguez M; Smith JK; Saag K; Alarc√≥n GS
  • Start Page

  • 835
  • End Page

  • 840
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 12