Pulmonary sarcoidosis coexisting with systemic lupus erythematosus

A. Schnabel*, J. Barth, F. Schubert, W. L. Gross

*Corresponding author for this work
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A 23 year old female presented with fatigue, Raynaud's syndrome, symmetric polyarthritis, lymphocytopenia, hypocomplementemia, IgG elevation, and antinuclear antibodies with anti-UlRNP specificity. A diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was made. Disseminated micronodular infiltration in the chest X-ray, a pattern of lymphocytic alveolitis by bronchoalveolar lavage, histologic demonstration of non-caseating epitheloid microgranulomas, and rapid reversal of lung disease upon low-dose methylprednisolone treatment led to a diagnosis of concomitant sarcoidosis. Clues to the diagnosis of sarcoidosis coexisting with SLE are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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