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J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Jun;97(6):831-3.

Pulmonary alveolar hemorrhage in a pregnancy complicated by systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, 1 Brookdale Plaza, Snapper Room 101, Brooklyn, NY 11212, USA. kgaither@brookdale.edu

Abstract

We present a case of a pregnant patient with fulminant systemic lupus erythematosus complicated by alveolar hemorrhage, a rare and potentially fatal manifestation of lupus. It typically presents in the context of a pulmonary-renal syndrome. Active lupus nephritis with hypoalbuminemia is a major risk factor for alveolar hemorrhage. Treatment with high-dose corticosteroids is the mainstay of therapy.

PMID:
16035585
PMCID:
PMC2569502
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