Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Crohn’s Disease: A Rare Combination and Unusual Presentation

  • Abdulrahman Algassim Department of Medicine, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Medicine, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Naif Alghonaim Department of Rheumatology, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Ibrahim Alruzug Department of Gastroenterology, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Mohamed S Elbayoumy Department of Gastroenterology, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Azza Atallah Department of Pathology, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Keywords

Systemic lupus erythematosus, infliximab, Crohn's disease

Abstract

The coexistence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Crohn’s disease (CD) is very rare. The usual sequence of occurrence is CD followed by SLE, where CD treatment with anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) induces the latter. Here, we present a case of this rare combination but with sequence reversal. The patient was unresponsive to steroids and we achieved remission with infliximab.

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  • Published: 2021-06-29

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Algassim A, Alghonaim N, Alruzug I, Elbayoumy MS, Atallah A. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Crohn’s Disease: A Rare Combination and Unusual Presentation. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002678.