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AMARAL, Mauricio; GARCIA, Macarena; SOTO, Juan Pablo  and  KIERSZENBAUM, Mónica. Neumonitis lúpica con derrame pleural refractario: Pneumonitis lupica with pleural effusion refractory. Arch. Med Int [online]. 2015, vol.37, n. 3, pp.140-143. ISSN 0250-3816.

ABSTRACT Systemic Lupus Erythematosus usually affects the respiratory system, 70% of cases, pleurisy being the most common manifestation, with or without pleural effusion. It is unilateral, self-limited and generally good response to treatment. We present the case of patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus debut with extensive respiratory compromise interpret as a lupus pneumonitis associated with bilateral pleural effusion refractory to corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy intense.

Keywords : Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Lupus pneumonitis; Pleural effusion.

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