This report describes the case of a 42-yr-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus who presented with septic shock. Initially, a source of infection could not be found and the patient was started on stress dose corticosteriods and antibiotics. A CAT scan revealed thickened colon and endoscopy revealed possible ischemic colitis. She soon developed peritonitis, and was taken to surgery where gastrointestinal mucormycosis was found. The patient died despite amphotericin therapy.
1 Department of Gastroenterology, University of California at Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California USA
* UC-Davis Medical Center, 4301 X St., Room 2040, Sacramento, CA 95817
Received October 01, 1997; accepted April 02, 1998.