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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 270-272

Non-invasive ventilation in patients with acute lupus pneumonitis: A case report and review of literature

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India

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Akashdeep Singh
Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.99115

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Acute lupus pneumonitis is an uncommon but life threatening condition associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. We report the case of a young female who presented to us with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure secondary to acute lupus pneumonitis as initial presenting manifestation of lupus. She was managed with non-invasive ventilation and pulse steroids, with which she had dramatic improvement.

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