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Shrinking Lungs Syndrome (SLS) | Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) for evidence of the shrinking lungs syndrome (SLS).

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

imaging studies, laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis, pharmacogenetics, disease progression, complication detection

ICD-10:

J98.4, M32

Description:

The Shrinking Lungs Syndrome (SLS) is a rare pulmonary disorder associated with diaphragmatic dysfunction in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

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