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Pulmonary hypertension, systemic lupus erythematosus, and the contraceptive pill.
  1. G R Todd,
  2. E J McAteer,
  3. C M Jack,
  4. M Haire,
  5. S D Roberts,
  6. K D Buchanan


    Pulmonary hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the absence of chronic parenchymal lung disease or pulmonary emboli is rare. We report such a case with an acute and rapidly progressive onset of symptoms in a patient who had started taking the contraceptive pill eight months previously.

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