0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Associated With Pulmonary Nocardiosis

Richard J. Santen, MD; Irving S. Wright, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1967;119(2):202-205. doi:10.1001/archinte.1967.00290200126013.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

MANIFESTATIONS of pulmonary disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus reflect a spectrum of etiologic processes ranging from collagen vascular pneumonitis to bacterial, tuberculous, and fungal pneumonitis.1-3 The use of chronic adrenocorticoid therapy predisposes to uncommon infectious pneumonitides which are difficult to distinguish clinically from the primary pulmonary disease of lupus. This case report illustrates the association of systemic lupus erythematosus with an infrequently encountered pathogen, Nocardia asteroides. Previous reports have noted this association on only three occasions.4-6

Report of Case  A 27-year-old man entering the New York Hospital on Sept 16, 1965, had a nine-year history of Raynaud's phenomenon, and a persistent malar erythematous rash for five years. In July 1965, he developed malaise, generalized lymphadenopathy, anemia, and albuminuria. No diagnosis was ascertained during hospitalization elsewhere. One week after discharge on July 2, 1965, a high fever and pleuritic pain in the right side of the

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();