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Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Identify the Source of Dyspnea in a Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Lee, Horton J., MD, FAAP; Budhathoki, Rasmita, MD

Section Editor(s): Deanehan, J. Kate MD, RDMS; Associate Editor

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001761
Ultrasound Case Review

Point-of-care ultrasound can be used to help identify the source of dyspnea in patients presenting to the emergency department. We present a case of an adolescent girl with a history of systemic lupus erythematosus presenting to the emergency department with chest pain and dyspnea and found to have both pleural and pericardial effusions on point-of-care ultrasound.

From the Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York and Elmhurst Hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals, Elmhurst, NY.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Horton J. Lee, MD, FAAP, Department of Pediatrics, A7-34, 79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373 (e-mail:

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