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Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease secondary to SLE

Afiesimama BOA - MedPix (2008)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease secondary to SLE

History: The patient is a 55yo African American female with a 30 year history of SLE manifested by proteinuria, Jaccoud's arthritis, h/o CNS vasculitis, discoid lesions, and chronic interstitial lung disease who presented with a non-productive cough, clear rhinorrhea, and an increase in her home oxygen requirement from 2LNC to 3LNC. Pt complained of shortness of breath without chest pain that progressed over three days prior to admission. Pt reported that she increased her use of her albuterol inhaler with minimal relief of her dyspnea. Pt denied any fevers, chills, night sweats, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Pt was afebrile and her WBC was WNL. Pt was on prednisone chronically.

Findings: Normal heart size. Linear interstitial pattern in bilateral bases with bilateral blunting of the costophrenic angles. Flattening of the hemidiaphragms. Pleural thickening. Minor fissure visualized on PA. Bones and soft tissues are unremarkable.

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Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease secondary to SLE

Afiesimama BOA - MedPix (2008)

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Chronic Interstitial Lung Disease secondary to SLE

History: The patient is a 55yo African American female with a 30 year history of SLE manifested by proteinuria, Jaccoud's arthritis, h/o CNS vasculitis, discoid lesions, and chronic interstitial lung disease who presented with a non-productive cough, clear rhinorrhea, and an increase in her home oxygen requirement from 2LNC to 3LNC. Pt complained of shortness of breath without chest pain that progressed over three days prior to admission. Pt reported that she increased her use of her albuterol inhaler with minimal relief of her dyspnea. Pt denied any fevers, chills, night sweats, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Pt was afebrile and her WBC was WNL. Pt was on prednisone chronically.

Findings: Normal heart size. Linear interstitial pattern in bilateral bases with bilateral blunting of the costophrenic angles. Flattening of the hemidiaphragms. Pleural thickening. Minor fissure visualized on PA. Bones and soft tissues are unremarkable.

No MeSH data available.