Lupus cystitis in an Omani girl.

Amar Al-Shibli, Suhail Al-Salam, Bassam Bernieh, Hilal Matta, Ibrahim Al Attrach

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by multiple organs involvement. Bladder involvement (Lupus cystitis) is a rare manifestation of SLE, and occurs in association with gastrointestinal manifestations. We report a case of lupus interstitial cystitis with bladder irritation and bilateral hydroureteronephrosis in an adolescent female who was treated with intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy followed by oral prednisolone and mycofenolate mofetil (MMF). Her symptoms ameliorated, and the hydroureteronephrosis improved. She was presented again with systemic flare up of the disease together with hydrouretronephrosis, but without bladder irritation symptoms. The diagnosis of lupus cystitis was confirmed by radiographic abnormalities, cystoscopy and bladder biopsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-946
Number of pages4
JournalSaudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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