An uncommon cause of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in a young male

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1067

Authors

  • Anshul Mittal Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and associated Safdarjung Hospital, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, India.
  • Jagdish Chander Suri Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and associated Safdarjung Hospital, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, India.
  • Shibdas Chakrabarti Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and associated Safdarjung Hospital, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, India.
  • Pranav Ish | pranavish2512@gmail.com Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and associated Safdarjung Hospital, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, India.

Abstract

It is uncommon for Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) to present with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) as the initial presentation. To diagnose this in a young male with no renal involvement is further uncommon. We report a case of a 16-year-old boy, who presented with hemoptysis and was eventually diagnosed as DAH with underlying SLE. Treatment with steroids and immunosuppressant helped in rapid recovery from this potentially life-threatening condition. This case highlights the need of defining diagnostic criteria for SLE in patients presenting as DAH and formulating guidelines for treatment of the same, especially in absence of co-existing lupus nephritis.

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Published
2019-06-06
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Systemic lupus erythematosus, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, immunosuppressant
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Mittal, Anshul, Jagdish Chander Suri, Shibdas Chakrabarti, and Pranav Ish. 2019. “An Uncommon Cause of Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage in a Young Male”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1067.

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