Multisystem autoimmune dysfunction with early onset of bullous emphysema
Thomas M. Roy, MDAddress reprint requests to T.M.R., the Division of Respiratory and Environmental Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 550 South Jackson Street ACB-3, Louisville, KY 40292.
Cheryl L. Fields, MD
Karen R. Habenstein, MD
We report a patient with alopecia universalis, autoimmune dysfunction, and rapidly progressing bullous emphysema. These disorders have neither been reported together previously nor classified within a syndrome. To explain early-onset bullous emphysema associated with autoimmune disturbance requires further study; we encourage reporting of similar patients.