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Pediatr Nephrol. 2002 Apr;17(4):261-3.

Pneumothoraces complicating systemic lupus erythematosus with nephritis.

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Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Abstract

Pneumothorax is an infrequently reported complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and carries with it a grave prognosis. We report a patient with SLE and nephritis who developed pneumothorax that responded to aggressive and prolonged therapy. Surgical management with prolonged evacuation, judicious immunosuppression, and aggressive diagnosis and treatment of infection can improve the outcome for these patients.

PMID:
11956878
DOI:
10.1007/s00467-001-0803-0
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