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Simultaneous occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus and coeliac disease-like features.
  1. Y. Varkel,
  2. A. Braester,
  3. H. Suprun,
  4. D. Nusem,
  5. Y. Horn
  1. Department of Medicine A, Western Galilee Regional Hospital, Naharyia, Israel.


    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.

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