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Steroid resistant pleural effusion in systemic lupus erythematosus treated with tetracycline pleurodesis.
  1. M H Gilleece,
  2. C C Evans,
  3. R C Bucknall
  1. Royal Liverpool Hospital, England.


    A 26 year old woman had recurrent unilateral pleural effusions secondary to active systemic lupus erythematosus. The effusions were resistant to conventional treatment with steroids but did not recur after tetracycline pleurodesis.

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