Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 943--946

Lupus cystitis in an Omani girl


Amar Al-Shibli1, Suhail Al-Salam2, Bassam Bernieh3, Hilal Matta4, Ibrahim Al Attrach1 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Ain, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Nephrology, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Surgery, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Amar Al-Shibli
Departments of Pediatrics, Tawam Hospital, P.O. Box 15258, Al-Ain
Saudi Arabia

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.


How to cite this article:
Al-Shibli A, Al-Salam S, Bernieh B, Matta H, Al Attrach I. Lupus cystitis in an Omani girl.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2010;21:943-946


How to cite this URL:
Al-Shibli A, Al-Salam S, Bernieh B, Matta H, Al Attrach I. Lupus cystitis in an Omani girl. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Apr 17 ];21:943-946
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