Table 1.

Clinical characteristics of the 18 patients with lupus cystitis.

PtSexAge at SLE Onset, yrsInterval*Initial PresentationUrinary SymptomGI SymptomCNS SymptomLNANAAnti-dsDNASSASSBrRNPAdditional Treatment**Urinary Outcome
1F1760RashYesYesNoYesRemission
2F310.75RashYesYesYesYes+++++Remission
3F424Vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrheaYesYesNoNo+++Remission
4F233Fever and joint painNoYesYesNo+++Remission
5F3512Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomitingYesYesNoYes++Pulse prednisoloneNo change
6M2418Nausea and vomitingYesYesNoYes+++Tripterygium glycosidesRemission
7F192Nausea and vomitingNoYesNoYes++++Pulse prednisoloneRemission
8F1324RashYesYesNoYes++Pulse prednisolone+ nephrostomyRemission
9M381RashNoNoNoYes++Pulse prednisoloneNo change
10F423RashNoYesNoYes++Remission
11F320Abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomitingYesYesNoYes+++Pulse prednisolone+ MethotrexateRemission
12F3816Abdominal painNoYesNoNo+Remission
13F2212Abdominal pain, diarrheaYesYesNoYes+++NephrostomyRemission
14F445Anorexia, vomiting, diarrheaYesYesNoYes++Remission
15F5224RashYesYesNoYes++Tripterygium glycosidesRemission
16F531.75Abdominal painNoYesNoYes+++No change
17F411Abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomitingYesYesNoNo+++Pulse prednisoloneNo change
18F160Abdominal painNoYesNoYes+++Hemodialysis
  • * Interval (months) between SLE onset and hydroureteronephrosis.

  • ** Treatment in addition to prednisone plus cyclophosphamide. SLE: systemic lupus erythematosus; GI: gastrointestinal; CNS: central nervous system; LN: lupus nephritis; ANA: antinuclear antibody.