Liver Complications Associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-119, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Toru Shizuma
Department of Physiology
School of Medicine, Tokai University
1, Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-119, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date:January 29, 2015; Accepted date: February 27, 2015; Published date: March 05, 2015
Citation: Shizuma T (2015) Liver Complications Associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Rheumatology (Sunnyvale) 5:146. doi: 10.4172/2161-1149.1000146
Copyright: © 2015 Shizuma T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Although liver dysfunction is not considered the main organ pathology or prognostic factor in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), it is not uncommon during the course of SLE. Liver complications in patients with SLE may be caused by lupus hepatitis (SLE-related hepatitis); autoimmune liver diseases, such as Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH) and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC); viral hepatitis; and drug-induced liver injury. Here, liver complications in patients with SLE are reviewed.