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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2006;51(6):768-771.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2006.51.6.768   
Anesthetic Management of Cesarean Section in Parturient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Complicated by Pneumothorax: A case report.
Sung Uk Choi, Kwang Sik Kim, Hye Won Shin, Hye Won Lee, Hae Ja Lim, Suk Min Yoon, Seong Ho Chang
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. drlimhj@unitel.co.kr
Abstract
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder characterized by autoantibody production. It has a strong female preponderance and occurs primarily in the reproductive years. Although involvement of the respiratory system is common in SLE, pneumothorax is one of the less frequently reported pulmonary complications and carries with it a grave prognosis. We report a successful anesthetic management of a parturient with SLE complicated by pneumothorax.
Key Words: anesthesia; pnemothorax; pregnancy; systemic lupus erythematosus
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