Gastroparesis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report

Janet Chou, Hong Zheng, Richard Bertken


Gastrointestinal symptoms in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are varied and can involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Although esophageal dysmotility and intestinal pseudo-obstruction have been described, the occurrence of gastroparesis in SLE patients has yet to be the subject of a medical report. We present a case of a 29-year-old woman with SLE whose predominant symptom is persistent nausea and vomiting with no evidence of mechanical obstruction.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(5):314-315


Systemic lupus erythematosus; Gastrointestinal manifestation; Gastroparesis

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