We present a case of a pregnant patient with fulminant systemic lupus erythematosus complicated by alveolar hemorrhage, a rare and potentially fatal manifestation of lupus. It typically presents in the context of a pulmonary-renal syndrome. Active lupus nephritis with hypoalbuminemia is a major risk factor for alveolar hemorrhage. Treatment with high-dose corticosteroids is the mainstay of therapy.
J Natl Med Assoc (Journal of the National Medical Association)
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