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September 1984

Chronic Adhesive Lupus Serositis as a Complication of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Refractory Chest Pain and Small-Bowel Obstruction

Author Affiliations

From the Rheumatic Disease Unit, Wellesley Hospital, University of Toronto.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(9):1863-1864. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350210193033

• Serious clinical sequelae of lupus serositis are uncommon and rarely a cause of morbidity. We describe two patients, one with chronic adhesive pericarditis and one with extensive small-bowel adhesions due to lupus peritonitis. In both, delayed institution of adequate prednisone therapy may have played a contributing role.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:1863-1864)