J Rheum Dis.  2021 Jul;28(3):165-170. 10.4078/jrd.2021.28.3.165.

Fatal Myopericarditis in a Patient With Lupus Erythematosus Supported by Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea
  • 2Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Daedong Hosipital, Busan, Korea
  • 3Department of Pathology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea
  • 4Division of Pulmonology, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea
  • 5Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may occur in any organ. In patients with SLE, myocarditis is extremely rare and potentially life-threatening. Herein, we report on a patient with lupus myocarditis, diagnosed by myocardial biopsy, immunologic tests, and clinical manifestations. Our findings suggest that securing time for diagnosis via extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and other intensive care is helpful for obtaining a good prognosis.

Keyword

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; Myocarditis; Systemic lupus erythematosus
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