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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-87

First presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus as interstitial lung disease: A unique scenario

Department of General Medicine, IPGMER, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Subrata Chakrabarti
IPGMER, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.149696

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Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is regarded as an unusual manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). ILD in SLE patients usually develop in long-standing disease course and follows a chronic course. Isolated presentation of ILD in SLE without another involvement is quite striking. We report such a unique case where patient's first presentation in SLE was ILD.

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