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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 95-98

Lupus nephritis with spontaneously resolved bilateral pneumothorax and mediastinal emphysema

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 Department of Medicine, London Health Sciences Centre, Western University, Ontario, Canada

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Salman Abdulaziz
Department of Internal Medicine, Rashid Hospital, PO Box 4545, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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DOI: 10.4103/sccj.sccj_21_17

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We report a 29-year-old female patient known to have lupus nephritis on immunosuppression and peritoneal dialysis who developed large bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax and mediastinal emphysema. The patient showed signs of tension pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum; however, she adamantly refused chest tubes insertion. Recovery was noted within 18 h of high-flow oxygen with normalization of chest image.

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