Korean J Med.  2014 Nov;87(5):642-646. 10.3904/kjm.2014.87.5.642.

A Case of Lupus Pneumonitis Therapy in a Patient with Acute Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Anyang SAM Hospital, Anyang, Korea. ninijang@naver.com

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a connective tissue disease with multiple organ involvement due to atypical creation of an antibody to an intracellular component. Although it can directly invade respiratory organs, such as the pleura, pulmonary parenchyma, trachea, pulmonary vessels, and pulmonary muscle, pulmonary involvement is mostly secondary to infection after immunosuppressant use, and pulmonary parenchyma invasion due to an immune response is relatively rare. This is a case report of acute lupus pneumonitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus who was successfully treated with steroid therapy.

Keyword

Systemic lupus erythematosus; Steroid

MeSH Terms

Connective Tissue Diseases
Humans
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic*
Pleura
Pneumonia*
Trachea
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