Simultaneous occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus and coeliac disease-like features

Postgrad Med J. 1989 Aug;65(766):600-2. doi: 10.1136/pgmj.65.766.600.


Involvement of the gastrointestinal tract in systemic lupus erythematosus is well documented but small intestinal malabsorption is a rare event. We report a 27 year old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus who had malabsorption and coeliac-like changes on intestinal biopsy. This is the eighth reported case of this association the significance of which is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Celiac Disease / complications*
  • Celiac Disease / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Jejunum / pathology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*