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Pneumothoraces complicating systemic lupus erythematosus with nephritis. Pediatr Nephrol 2002 Apr;17(4):261-3

Date

04/17/2002

Pubmed ID

11956878

DOI

10.1007/s00467-001-0803-0

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-0036952926   9 Citations

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.

Author List

Wilhelm M, Van Why SK

Author

Scott K. Van Why MD Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adolescent
Humans
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Lupus Nephritis
Male
Pneumothorax