Case Report

Treatment of Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Childhood Systemic Lupus Erythematosus with Mycophenolate Mofetil

Authors: Ahmed S. Samad, MD, Carol B. Lindsley, MD

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease of unknown etiology with multisystem involvement. Pulmonary hemorrhage is a major life-threatening manifestation in children and adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus, as well as in adults. Treatment has traditionally been with high-dose corticosteroids, with or without the addition of cytotoxic agents. We report the response of a patient with childhood systemic lupus erythematosus with recurrent pulmonary hemorrhage to treatment with mycophenolate mofetil.

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