[A case of the "shrinking lung syndrome" in SLE--improvement with corticosteroid therapy].

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A 56-year-old Japanese woman had a 8-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with recurrent flares. When she was 48 years old, she was diagnosed as having SLE on the basis of fever, polyarthritis, oral ulcers, leukopenia, and positive anti-DNA antibody. Three years later she developed pericarditis and pleuritis, that were improved with treatment… (More)

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@article{Kitamura1996ACO, title={[A case of the "shrinking lung syndrome" in SLE--improvement with corticosteroid therapy].}, author={Yohei Kitamura and Yutaka Okano}, journal={Nihon Rinsho Men'eki Gakkai kaishi = Japanese journal of clinical immunology}, year={1996}, volume={19 3}, pages={217-22} }