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pulmonary lupus erythematosus

Monday 26 May 2008

Synopsis

- chronic interstitial pneumonitis
- acute pneumonia
- alveolar hemorrhage
- pulmonary edema
- acute alveolar damage (DAD)

  • alveolar hyaline membranes
  • alveolitis obliterans
  • bronchiolitis obliterans

- mild interstitial fibrosis
- alveolar hemosiderosis
- alveolar overinflation
- alveolar septal calcinosis

- pleural effusion
- pleuritis
- pleural thickening

- pulmonary vascular lesions

  • intimal thickening
  • thromboemboli
  • medial hypertrophy
  • calcinosis
  • vasculitis

- proliferative peribronchitis

- Diaphragmatic lesions

  • mild variation in fiber size
  • mild diaphragmatic fibrosis
  • diaphragmatic calcinosis

See also

- systemic lupus erythematosus

  • cutaneous lupus erythematosus
  • renal lupus erythematosus

References

- Nadorra RL, Landing BH. Pulmonary lesions in childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus: analysis of 26 cases, and summary of literature. Pediatr Pathol. 1987;7(1):1-18. PMID: 3601812