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SLE subglottic stenosis

A D Teitel, C R MacKenzie, R Stern, S A Paget
Laryngeal involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can range from mild ulcerations, vocal cord paralysis, and edema to necrotizing vasculitis with airway obstruction. In this report, four cases showing the range of severity of this disease manifestation are presented, accompanied by a comprehensive review of the literature. The clinical course of 97 patients with laryngeal involvement with SLE are reviewed, of whom 28% had laryngeal edema and 11% had vocal cord paralysis. In the majority of cases, symptoms such as hoarseness, dyspnea, and vocal cord paralysis resolved with corticosteroid therapy...
December 1992: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
R R Smith, G B Ferguson
Acute lupus erythematosus has manifested itself in many ways. Symptoms most often pertain to polyarthritis, arthralgias, skin lesions and those attributed to lupus nephritis. Recently documented lesions have been seen in the nose and larynx. The following case report shows evidence of subglottic stenosis due to SLE.
May 1976: Laryngoscope
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