Pseudo-pseudo Meigs’ syndrome: a rare presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus

  • G. Tansir Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Patna, India.
  • P. Kumar | drkumar.prabhat@gmail.com Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Patna, India.
  • A. Pius Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Patna, India.
  • S.K. Sunny Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Patna, India.
  • M. Soneja Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Patna, India.

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory multisystem autoimmune disease. Ascites when associated with pleural effusion and raised CA-125 levels in SLE patient, is known as pseudo-pseudo Meigs’ syndrome (PPMS). This is the case of a 22-year-old lady who presented with complaints of abdominal distension for one month and had a history of spontaneous abortion in the past. Abdominal imaging did not reveal any tumor and after extensive workup a diagnosis of PPMS was made. She was successfully treated with steroids, hydroxychloroquine and cyclophosphamide.

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2019-07-09
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Keywords:
Serositis, lupus nephritis, antiphospholipid syndrome, splenic infarct, thrombocytopenia.
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Tansir, G., Kumar, P., Pius, A., Sunny, S., & Soneja, M. (2019). Pseudo-pseudo Meigs’ syndrome: a rare presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Reumatismo, 71(2), 108-112. https://doi.org/10.4081/reumatismo.2019.1140