Pleuropulmonary manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 1994 Feb;20(1):159-93.


The pleuropulmonary manifestation of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) are pleuritis, acute lupus pneumonitis, chronic interstitial lung disease with fibrosis, alveolar hemorrhage, respiratory muscle and diaphragmatic dysfunction, atelectasis, bronchiolitis obliterans, pulmonary vascular disease with pulmonary hypertension, and pulmonary embolism. This article reviews these specific pleuropulmonary consequences of SLE while focusing on clinical, pathologic, and therapeutic considerations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans / etiology
  • Diaphragm / physiopathology
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Lung Diseases / physiopathology
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / etiology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / physiopathology
  • Pleural Diseases / etiology*