January 1980

Pulmonary Hypertension and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Nair, Askari, and Popelka) and Pathology (Dr Kleinerman), Saint Luke's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland.

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(1):109-111. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330130111026

• 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)