Acute Pneumonia and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Case Discussion) (Clinical Report)

Acute Pneumonia and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Case Discussion) (Clinical Report)

CASE PRESENTATION MICHELLE V. SUN, MD: On March 29, 2000, a 40-year-old black woman with known systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented to Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) with fevers to 40[degrees]C (104[degrees]F), yellow to green diarrhea without blood, dyspnea, fatigue, headache, photophobia, cold sores, and a productive cough of 3 days’ duration. She was on chronic prednisone therapy. Five days before admission, she had received her first dose of a course of monthly intravenous cyclophosphamide for type IV lupus nephritis and autoimmune hepatitis. She denied any new rashes, chest pain, or other gastrointestinal or urinary complaints.

Acute Pneumonia and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Case Discussion) (Clinical Report)



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