A 44-year-old member asked:
can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Tracy Lovell answered
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Yes, lupus can cause pancreatitis on rare occasions.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan answered
51 years experience Rheumatology
Lupus pancreatitis : Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Philip Meadow answered
41 years experience Rheumatology
Agree: Another cause could be IGG4 disease.Another autoimmune cause of pancreatitis.Blood test not always helpful.Sometimes a tissue diagnosis is required,ussually a lymph node with a special form of storiform is found.
Answered on Nov 26, 2016
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