Massive pleural effusion in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus

Durdu Mehmet Yavsan, Ali Yavuz Karahan, Muhammed Sahin, Tayfun Gungor, Adem Kucuk, Emin Maden, Recep Tunc
DOI: 10.15305/ijrci/v3i1/119


Systemic lupus eryhtematosus (SLE) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, which may cause life-threatening tissue and organ damage. Pleural effusion in SLE tends to be small and bilateral. The present case study focuses on the medical management of a 24-year-old SLE patient with massive pleural effusion who presented with cough and shortness of breath.


Yavsan DM, Karahan AY, Sahin M, Gungor T, Kucuk A, Maden E, Tunc R. IJRCI. 2015;3(1):CS1 (8 January 2015) DOI: 10.15305/ijrci/v3i1/119


Pleural effusion; Reproductive-age; women; Systemic lupus erythematosus


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