The association of bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, systemic lupus erythematosus, and Hunner's cystitis

Chest. 1993 Aug;104(2):642-4. doi: 10.1378/chest.104.2.642.


An 83-year-old woman with histologically confirmed Hunner's cystitis presented with persistent fever, progressive dyspnea, and pulmonary patchy infiltrates. A transbronchial biopsy specimen revealed bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia. She progressively had development of renal insufficiency, due to systemic lupus erythematosus, proved by renal biopsy specimen. She recovered under corticosteroid treatment, but irreversible renal failure made long-term hemodialysis necessary.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans / complications*
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans / diagnostic imaging
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans / pathology
  • Cystitis / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Lupus Nephritis / complications
  • Radiography