Acute self-limiting jejunitis as the first manifestation of microscopic polyangiitis associated with Sjogren's disease: report of one case and review of the literature

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 1999 Aug;11(8):931-4. doi: 10.1097/00042737-199908000-00022.


We report a case of acute self-limiting ulcerative jejunitis of unknown aetiology in a 72-year-old female patient in which a subsequent diagnosis of microscopic polyangiitis and Sjogren's syndrome was made. All known causes of jejunal ulceration and inflammation were excluded. Previously reported cases of acute self-limiting jejunitis are reviewed and the possibility that acute jejunitis in this patient had been the first manifestation of systemic vasculitis is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic / blood
  • Autoantibodies / blood
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Female
  • Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / diagnosis*
  • Jejunal Diseases / blood
  • Jejunal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Jejunal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / blood
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Sjogren's Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasculitis / diagnosis*


  • Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic
  • Autoantibodies