Respiratory symptoms like cough, pleuritic
chest pain, breathlessness were present in 18 patients (45%) and the remaining 22 patients (55%) were asymptomatic.
A 31-year-old Hispanic woman with biopsy-proven DLE of 10-year duration presented with dyspnea and pleuritic
chest pain that had been continuous for 1 month.
1), (2), (4), (5) Symptoms such as cough, fever, pleuritic
chest pain and dyspnoea are nonspecific and therefore not necessarily useful for diagnostic purposes.
The recognized clinical features are fever and pleuritic
chest pain but many patients are asymptomatic.
further tear the pleuritic
lining of its lungs, allow its tongue to loll
chest pain, the most common symptom, is present in up to 84% of cases.
In these reported cases, most patients had left upper quadrant abdominal pain, left pleuritic
chest pain and tender splenomegaly.
Gina had pleuritic
chest pain, dyspnoea, anxiety and a cough.
The predominant symptoms are right upper quadrant pain, tenderness, and pleuritic
right sided chest pain (2).
A 75-year-old Latin-American female was admitted for a 4-week history of dyspnea, nonproductive cough, and pleuritic
A 38-year-old man with a 3-day history of shortness of breath, productive cough and pleuritic
chest pain presented to the medical department at Helen Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg.
pain may indicate haemorrhage in the pericardial sac, with the potential for acute cardiac tamponade.