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Abstract

Background. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can attack multiple organs and has a high prevalence in women. Due to its treatment and resulting pathological conditions, SLE makes the patient susceptible to infections. Furthermore, physiological changes in the body that occur during pregnancy renders pregnant women with SLE vulnerable to disease exacerbation. Therefore, the management of such cases necessitates the evaluation and intervention of a multidisciplinary medical team.


Case Presentation. We present the case of a female patient in her second trimester of pregnancy who complained of shortness of breath. The patient has a history of SLE diagnosed five years ago. Within 7 days of treatment, the patient experienced an improvement in symptoms.


Conclusion. This is a rare case, and we report on the outcomes of treatment and our limitations to ensure better future treatment for pregnant women with SLE to prevent maternal and fetal death.

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Andi Raga Ginting, Mahardika, R., Mustafa Ali Azmi Lubis, & Muhammad Thariq Siregar. (2023). Secondary Trimester Pregnancy in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients with Pneumonia: A Case Report. Indonesian Journal of Rheumatology, 15(2), 752-758. https://doi.org/10.37275/ijr.v15i2.244