Pulmonary dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus:prevalence classification and correlation with other organ involvement.

@article{Silberstein1980PulmonaryDI,
  title={Pulmonary dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus:prevalence classification and correlation with other organ involvement.},
  author={Stephen Silberstein and Peter Barland and Arthur I. Grayzel and Spencer K. Koerner},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1980},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={187-95}
}
Forty-three patients known to have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) underwent pulmonary function evaluation. Pulmonary dysfunction was noted in 38 patients (88%). The most common abnormality was an impairment in diffusing capacity, present in 31 patients (72%), while reduction in lung volumes was present in 21 patients (49%), hypoxia in 19 patients (44%), and airways obstruction in 4 patients (9%). When compared to pulmonary symptoms and signs and chest roentgenogram, the pulmonary function… CONTINUE READING

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