Abstract

Case Report

Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage: Unusual presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus

Zajjari Yassir*, Sobhi Aya, Aatif Taoufiq, Azizi Mounia and El Kabbaj Driss

Published: 22 April, 2021 | Volume 5 - Issue 1 | Pages: 031-033

Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and carries a high mortality.

It was first described by Osler in 1904 as the most devastating pulmonary complication of SLE.

We describe a case of a 23-year-old girl recently diagnosed with SLE associated by a class III nephritis treated with oral corticoids and mycophenolate mofetil who developed a Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage DAH a few days later. The early diagnosis and the aggressive therapy allowed us to have a favorable outcome.

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Keywords:

Alveolar; Hemorrhage; Lupus; Nephritis

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