Pulmonary hypertension associated with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Abstract

A case of non-cirrhotic portal hypertension in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus, the first of our knowledge, is described. Severe pulmonary hypertension was associated with the portal hypertension and with markers of active auto-immunity. Pulmonary hypertension has not previously been associated with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. The coexistence of vasculopathy of the portal and pulmonary vascular beds in this patient with active autoimmunity supports the postulate that portal-pulmonary hypertension may be immunologically mediated.

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@article{Woolf1994PulmonaryHA, title={Pulmonary hypertension associated with non-cirrhotic portal hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus.}, author={David Woolf and Michael D. Voigt and Kazimierz Jaśkiewicz and Abdullah A Kalla}, journal={Postgraduate medical journal}, year={1994}, volume={70 819}, pages={41-3} }