Intestinal perforation due to hemorrhagic Cytomegalovirus enteritis in a patient with severe uncontrolled lupus nephritis: a case and review of the literature

A 31-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis was treated with prednisone and immunosuppressants. After her lupus nephritis symptoms worsened, both high-dose steroid and cyclophosphamide pulse therapy were administered. The patient developed an intestinal perforation, and laparoscopic Hartmann’s surgery was performed on the… CONTINUE READING