Pleuritis in 25 year old Female with Systemic Lupus Erythromatosus: Case Report
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex and multi-faceted disease that affects various organs of the human body and is predominantly seen in young group and females. The patient was a 25-year-old woman, According to the history taking from the patient, she suffered from progressive weakness and narcosis so that she was unable to walk and perform daily work at the time of the visit. In our examination, the young woman was lean and pale, with Icterus, body mass index of 22 and normal thyroid tests. Vital signs on admission were as follows: BP:10/7, PR:92, RR:20, T:38.5. In the heart examination, the heart sounds were normal and there was no heart murmur and additional sounds. In echocardiography for the patient, EF was 60%. Chest X-ray revealed pleural effusion for the patient. CT scans did not confirm the involvement of lung parenchyma and bilateral mild pleural effusion and pericardial effusion for the patient. The pleural fluid was evacuated under ultrasound.. Autoimmune examination results determined the diagnosis of SLE for the patient
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