DON C. PURNELL, M.D.; ARCHIE H. BAGGENSTOSS, M.D.; ARTHUR M. OLSEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Pathologists and clinicians have been aware for many years that pulmonary and renal complications are often terminal events in the life history of the patient suffering from disseminated lupus erythematosus. A considerable body of knowledge has accumulated concerning the essential features of the renal lesions in this variegated syndrome. Likewise, it has been a well-known fact that pyogenic bronchopneumonia is a lesion frequently found at necropsy in these patients.
The presence of pulmonary disease of other types manifested at various times throughout the course of this condition has, however, been emphasized only in the relatively recent past. In 1904 Osler1
PURNELL DC, BAGGENSTOSS AH, OLSEN AM. PULMONARY LESIONS IN DISSEMINATED LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS12. Ann Intern Med. ;42:619–628. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-3-619
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(3):619-628.
Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology.
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