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There has recently been an increase in the incidence of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) due mainly to earlier diagnosis, and increased survival. Tuberculosis in our country is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases, and one of the underlying causes would be HIV infection and increased immigration from areas with high tuberculosis(More)
Varón de 31 años de edad con antecedentes personales de virus de la hepatitis C, hernia discal y adicto a drogas por vı́a parenteral (heroı́na y cocaı́na). Acudió al area de urgencias por presentar un cuadro de 2 semanas de disnea de reposo, ortopnea, edemas, tos con expectoración hemoptoica y fiebre de 39 1C. En la radiografı́a de tórax se apreciaban(More)
There has recently been an increase in the incidence of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) mainly due to earlier diagnosis, and increased survival. Tuberculosis in our country is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases, and one of the underlying causes would be HIV infection and increased immigration from areas with high tuberculosis(More)
UNLABELLED Early studies in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) reported increased incidence of tuberculosis. The tuberculin skin test (TST) is the technique of choice to detect latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) but has several limitations. OBJECTIVES We compared TST and the newer T.SPOT.TB test to diagnose LTBI in SLE patients. METHODS(More)
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