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

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G. Tansir
P. Kumar *
A. Pius
S.K. Sunny
M. Soneja
(*) Corresponding Author:
P. Kumar |


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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