Pulmonary hemorrhage complicating systemic lupus erythematosus: role of MR imaging in diagnosis.

@article{Hsu1992PulmonaryHC,
  title={Pulmonary hemorrhage complicating systemic lupus erythematosus: role of MR imaging in diagnosis.},
  author={Bfc Hsu and David K. Edwards and Michael A. Trambert},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1992},
  volume={158 3},
  pages={
          519-20
        }
}
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a vasculitis affecting multiple organs. Whereas pleuropulmonary involvement is common, pulmonary symptoms are not. Such symptoms, when they occur, usually are caused by lupus pneumonitis (nonproductive cough, hypoxemia, and dyspnea) or infection [1]. A distinctly rare and potentially fatal complication of SLE is pulmonary hemorrhage [2, 3]. Features of this adverse event include dyspnea, hemoptysis, anemia, and bilateral opacities; however, hemoptysis may… CONTINUE READING