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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) 

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Edward C. Rosenow

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date: 22 April 2021

“Shrunken lung syndrome” occurs in about 10% of patients with SLE as a result of selected weakness of diaphragm muscle

Syndrome can be presenting feature of SLE (elevated diaphragms on CXR are clue)

Maximum inspiratory pressure is abnormal

At autopsy, atrophy and fibrosis of diaphragm are found...

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