Infections in systemic connective tissue diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis/dermatomyositis.

@article{Jurez2003InfectionsIS,
  title={Infections in systemic connective tissue diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis/dermatomyositis.},
  author={Marcela Ju{\'a}rez and Richard J. Misischia and Graciela S Alarc{\'o}n},
  journal={Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={163-84}
}
In SLE, scleroderma, and PM/DM, infections are important causes of morbidity and mortality. This increased risk of developing infections is the result of immune abnormalities and of organ system manifestations associated with these diseases and their treatments. Common bacteria are responsible for most mild and lethal infections; however, opportunistic microorganisms cause death in some patients, particularly in those receiving high doses of corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy. Various… CONTINUE READING

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