Pulmonary thrombosis as the first manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus in a 14-year-old boy


We describe the case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with pulmonary embolism and who was subsequently found to have nephrotic syndrome due to lupus membranous nephropathy. He had no other signs of nephrotic syndrome or of systemic lupus erythematosus, such as edema or circulating lupus anticoagulants (antiphospholipid or anticardiolipin antibodies), and no hereditary coagulopathy. This case contributes to our understanding of unusual clinical presentations of systemic lupus erythematosus in children.

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Harroche, A., Remus, N., Gaubicher, S. et al. Pulmonary thrombosis as the first manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus in a 14-year-old boy. Pediatr Nephrol 24, 857–861 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00467-008-1037-1

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  • Pulmonary thrombosis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus