Symptoms of shrinking lung syndrome reveal systemic lupus erythematosus in a 12-year-old girl.

@article{Meinicke2013SymptomsOS,
  title={Symptoms of shrinking lung syndrome reveal systemic lupus erythematosus in a 12-year-old girl.},
  author={Holger Meinicke and Andrea Heinzmann and Julia Geiger and Reinhard Berner and Markus Hufnagel},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={1246-9}
}
While pleuropulmonary involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a common occurrence, shrinking lung syndrome (SLS) is a rare complication of SLE, particularly in children. We report on a teenager girl with a primary SLE diagnosis, which was based upon clinical, imaging, lung-function and histological findings ascertained to be compatible with SLS. Following a pneumonia, the patient developed inflammatory residues in the lower lobes, an event that probably caused diaphragmatic… CONTINUE READING