[Infections in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus].

  title={[Infections in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus].},
  author={G MargaritaEnberg and Mariana Kahn Ch and F CeciliaGoity and S Mar{\'i}aValentinaVillal{\'o}n and R JuanitaZamorano and E FernandoFigueroa},
  journal={Revista medica de Chile},
  volume={137 10},
Despite the availability of newer therapeutic interventions to improve clinical outcome in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), the incidence of infections as a cause of morbidity and mortality has not changed over the past 30 years. SLE itself increases the risk of infection, due to genetic (complement deficiencies) and acquired factors such as functional asplenia (humoral immunodepression) and the use of immunosuppressive drugs. These medications increase the risk of… CONTINUE READING
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