Pulmonary hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus: evaluation of clinical characteristics and response to immunosuppressive treatment.

@article{Tanaka2002PulmonaryHI,
  title={Pulmonary hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus: evaluation of clinical characteristics and response to immunosuppressive treatment.},
  author={Eiichi Tanaka and Masayoshi Harigai and Michi Tanaka and Yasushi Kawaguchi and Masako Hara and Naoyuki Kamatani},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={282-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To clarify the clinical features of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) complicated with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and to evaluate the efficacy of immunosuppressive treatment. METHODS Case records were reviewed for 194 patients with SLE who were admitted to Aoyama Hospital of Tokyo Women's Medical University between 1992 and 1999. There were 12 patients with PH [8 SLE and 4 SLE + systemic sclerosis (SSc) overlap syndrome]. These patients were compared with 59 age and sex matched… CONTINUE READING