Issue: 2006 > October > case report

Sclerosing peritonitis: an unusual cause of ascites in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

M.J.A.E. Pepels, F.P.J. Peters, J.J.I.R. Mebis, Th.L. Ceelen, A.G.M. Hoofwijk, F.L.G. Erdkamp


Sclerosing peritonitis is a rare condition characterised by
fibrosis and adhesion of the peritoneum to loops of the small intestine. It is generally associated with continuous peritoneal dialysis, peritoneo-venous shunts or β-adrenergic blocking agents. In this case we report a female patient with idiopathic sclerosing peritonitis and systemic lupus erythematosus.