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A 23-year-old female asked:

After an emergency cholecystectomy, pancreatitis, and liver disease, i was diagnosed with sle. did the lupus cause all that damage?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
Probably not: Liver disease is not a component of lupus. Pancreatitis is a very rare complication as is cholecystitis.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 23 years experience
Lupus: Lupus on occasion can be associated with liver and pancreatic involvement.
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