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J Korean Rheum Assoc. 1999 Jun;6(2):172-177. Korean. Case Report.
Park JH , Yoo WH , Park TS , Baek HS .
Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Medical College, Korea.
Abstract

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are common rheumatologic diseases, and considered to be separate diseases with defined criteria for diagnosis. Occasionally, patients with overlapping features of RA and SLE, termed "rhupus syndrome", have been encountered. Appreciation of these patients with rhupus is important since their therapy and outcome differ from those having RA or SLE alone. Rhupus syndrome is a systemic disease which can involve gastrointestinal tract as SLE alone. Lupus enteritis, most feared gastrointestinal complication of SLE, can develop in rhupus syndrome, Recently, we experienced a 54-year-old female patient with lupus enteritis during treatment of rhupus syndrome and present the case here with brief review of literatures.

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