Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Scleroderma
Thomas P. Harder
- Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Clinical Medicine Insights: Gastroenterology
Diseases of the digestive system. Gastroenterology | RC799-869
mesheuropmc: skin and connective tissue diseases
In this review, we analyze the effects of systemic lupus erythematosus and scleroderma on the gastrointestinal tract. There is a wide variation of gastrointestinal manifestations from these autoimmune disorders including but not limited to: oral ulcers, dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, fecal incontinence, pseudo-obstruction, perforation and gastrointestinal bleeding. The purpose of this review is to discuss these manifestations, the appropriate diagnostic tests, and treatment.