Heart and Vessels

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 104–106

Acute hemorrhagic myocarditis in systemic lupus erythematosus

  • Paul Dickens
  • John Nicholls
  • Chu-Pak Lau
Case reports

DOI: 10.1007/BF01744457

Cite this article as:
Dickens, P., Nicholls, J. & Lau, CP. Heart Vessels (1992) 7: 104. doi:10.1007/BF01744457

Abstract

We report a 46-year-old patient with longstanding systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who developed rapidly progressive heart failure and died. At postmortem, there was a unique picture of hemorrhage and mild inflammation present in the myocardium causing the heart failure. As far as we are aware, this picture has not been described before in SLE and is similar to that seen in the cardiac allograft hyperacute rejection.

Key words

Hemorrhagic myocarditis Lupus erythematosus Hyperacute rejection 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Dickens
    • 1
  • John Nicholls
    • 1
  • Chu-Pak Lau
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Hong Kong, Queen Mary HospitalHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Hong Kong, Queen Mary HospitalHong Kong