Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 1999  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 375--8

Acute pneumonitis with pulmonary hemorrhage an uncommon and potentially fatal complication of systemic lupus erythematosus : a case report.


R Chopra, B D Radotra, S Varma, K L Gupta, K Joshi 
 Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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R Chopra
Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Acute pneumonitis with diffuse alveolar haemorrhage is potentially fatal. When it occurs in a patient of systemic lupus erythematosus, the primary disease itself may be responsible for it; rather than any complicating infection or metabolic/physiological derangement. Diagnosis of primary pulmonary involvement by systemic lupus erythematosus can only be made on open lung biopsy coupled with immunofluorescent and/or ultrastructural studies. Early diagnosis of acute pulmonary complications in systemic lupus erythematosus patients is essential as specific management is reported to improve the chances of recovery.


How to cite this article:
Chopra R, Radotra B, Varma S, Gupta K, Joshi K. Acute pneumonitis with pulmonary hemorrhage an uncommon and potentially fatal complication of systemic lupus erythematosus : a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 1999;42:375-8


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Chopra R, Radotra B, Varma S, Gupta K, Joshi K. Acute pneumonitis with pulmonary hemorrhage an uncommon and potentially fatal complication of systemic lupus erythematosus : a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 1999 [cited 2021 Apr 19 ];42:375-8
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