J. VACHTENHEIM, M.D.; J. GROSSMANN, M.D.
To the editor: We have read with interest the recent paper by Eisenberg and associates (Ann Intern Med 79:37-45, 1973) that described patients with diffuse interstitial lung disease and systemic lupus erythematosus, including detailed histological findings on four. The place of this lung lesion in lupus erythematosus is not yet well known, and we wish to report our experience for English-language readers.
In the years 1964, 1966, and 1967 we described in Czechoslovakian journals our findings of diffuse interstitial lung fibrosis in a study of pleuropulmonary changes in lupus erythematosus (1-3). Among 21 patients with pleuropulmonary manifestations, two women had
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VACHTENHEIM J, GROSSMANN J. Diffuse Interstitial Lung Fibrosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-913_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):913.
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