• A combination of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and fatal pulmonary hypertension occurred in a patient who, to our knowledge, had the highest pulmonary artery pressure (120/65 mm Hg) reported without any clinical or autopsy findings of pulmonary interstitial disease or vasculitis. The gradual development of pulmonary hypertension over years is a rare complication in patients with SLE.
(Arch Intern Med 140:109-111, 1980)
Nair SS, Askari AD, Popelka CG, Kleinerman JF. Pulmonary Hypertension and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(1):109-111. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330130111026