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Acute granulomatous lupus pneumonitis: the first case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17432106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute lupus pneumonitis is a rare form of pulmonary involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We present herein a patient with acute lupus pneumonitis who presented with acute onset of fever, cough, dyspnea and a miliary pattern on chest radiographs and computer tomography. Lung histopathology revealed bronchocentric granulomatosis. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of granulomas in lung parenchyma believed to be caused by SLE. The differential diagnoses of acute lupus pneumonitis and the pertinent literature are discussed.
S Chaiamnuay; L W Heck; W C Bell; H M Bastian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lupus     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0961-2033     ISO Abbreviation:  Lupus     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-13     Completed Date:  2007-05-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204265     Medline TA:  Lupus     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Diagnosis, Differential
Granuloma / etiology*
Lung / pathology
Lung Diseases / etiology*
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
Pneumonia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Radiography, Thoracic
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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