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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-73

Systemic lupus erythematosus with pregnancy and acute respiratory distress

1 Department of Critical Care, Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Rheumatology, Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ahmad Banjar
Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, P.O. Box: 13656, Makkah 21955
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sccj.sccj_16_17

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with pregnancy has a high risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality once they get admitted to critical care unit. We report a case of a pregnant women complicated with lupus nephritis and pneumonitis followed by acute respiratory distress leading to cardiopulmonary arrest. During her treatment in Intensive Care Unit, maternal respiratory function was improved after proper management of systemic lupus flare up and acute respiratory distress syndrome with timely induction of pregnancy.

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