Systemic lupus erythematosus and right recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy.

A 52-year-old woman presenting with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and a right recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy is described. The symptoms and signs resolved within days of initiating steroid therapy. This is the first reported case of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy associated with SLE in the absence of pulmonary hypertension or laryngeal lupus.