We evaluated 4 cases of lupus enteritis by US, abdominal X-ray and CT. On US examinations, in particular, we observed ascites and edematous thickening of the small intestine where Kerckring folds with submucosal edema resembled an accordion. After steroid treatment and consequent improvement of the disease, we noticed disappearance of the intestinal thickening and ascites on US examination, compatible with the diagnosis of lupus enteritis. Based on these results, US was useful for the diagnosis and follow-up of lupus enteritis.
|Number of pages
|Nippon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai zasshi. Nippon acta radiologica
|Published - 1992 Oct 25
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging