Clinical Course and Prognosis in SLE Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension:A comparative study with primary pulmonary hypertension Satoru Fusegawa 1 , Taisei Mikami 1 , Masayuki Hashimoto 1 , Yutaka Yamada 1 , Takeshi Kobayashi 1 , Hisakazu Yasuda 1 , Akira Sagawa 2 , Atsushi Fujisaku 2 1Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Hokkaido University School of Medicine 2Second Department of Internal Medicine, Hokkaido University School of Medicine Keyword: 肺高血圧症(pulmonary hypertension) , 全身性エリテマトーデス(systemic lupus erythematosus) , 原発性肺高血圧症(primary pulmonary hypertension) pp.819-823
Published Date 1991/8/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1404900333
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Recently pulmonary hypertension (PH) has been rec-ognized as one of lifethreatening complications which determine the prognosis of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Clinical aspects and pathology in patients with SLE complicated by PH (SLE-PH) have been reported to have a close similarity to those in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH), the prognosis of which is very poor in general. How-ever, the long-term prognosis for patients with SLE-PH is not clear yet. Mainly because of some technical limitations for determining the severity of the PH, long -term follow-up studies have been inconclusive.

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