Acute lethal necrotising pancreatitis in childhood systemic lupus erythematosus--possible toxicity of immunosuppressive therapy.


We report on a 16 year old girl with a three-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus who developed a case of acute lethal haemorrhagic pancreatitis. She presented with high grade fever, skin rash, malaise, and arthralgias. Laboratory lupus activity parameters were markedly elevated. In the absence of renal, pulmonary, cardiac or cerebral involvement… (More)


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