Pleural and pulmonary involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Pleural and pulmonary involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={O. De La Torre and Sergio Harari},
  journal={Presse medicale},
  volume={40 1 Pt 2},
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rare complex autoimmune disease with a multisystem involvement. The clinical manifestations of this disease include an erythematous rash, oral ulcers, polyarthralgia, nonerosive arthritis, polyserositis, hematologic, renal, neurologic, pulmonary and cardiac abnormalties. The involvement of the respiratory system is frequent. Pleuro-pulmonary manifestations are present in almost half of the patients during the disease course and may be the presenting… CONTINUE READING