Hemorrhagic Shock Secondary to Portal Hypertensive Duodenopathy Complicated By Lupus and Autoimmune Liver Cirrhosis
American Journal of Internal Medicine
Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2013, Pages: 25-26
Received: Aug. 12, 2013; Published: Aug. 30, 2013
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Samer Alkhuja, Department of Medicine, The Commonwealth Medical College, Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg
Jonathan Goldner, Department of Medicine, The Commonwealth Medical College, Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg
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Abstract
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a common autoimmune disorder that frequently is complicated by additional autoimmune diseases. There is a correspondence between hepatic diseases and systemic lupus erythematosus that ranges from subclinical elevations of liver enzymes to hepatic infarction. We present a rare case of portal hypertensive duodenopathy in a patient with autoimmune hepatitis/liver cirrhosis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who present with upper gastrointestinal bleed should be evaluated for abnormal liver functions and have portal hypertensive duodenopathy included in the differential diagnosis.
Keywords
Shock, Lupus, Liver Cirrhosis, GI Bleed
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Samer Alkhuja, Jonathan Goldner, Hemorrhagic Shock Secondary to Portal Hypertensive Duodenopathy Complicated By Lupus and Autoimmune Liver Cirrhosis, American Journal of Internal Medicine. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2013, pp. 25-26. doi: 10.11648/j.ajim.20130103.11
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