Infectious diseases in systemic lupus erythematosus: risk factors, management and prophylaxis.

@article{Fessler2002InfectiousDI,
  title={Infectious diseases in systemic lupus erythematosus: risk factors, management and prophylaxis.},
  author={Barri J. Fessler},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={281-91}
}
  • Barri J. Fessler
  • Published 2002 in Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology
Infections are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Therapeutic, disease-related and genetic factors all contribute to a lupus patient's increased susceptibility to infections. Although bacterial pathogens are the most common cause of infections, a wide variety of pathogens have been reported. In high-risk populations, identification and treatment of chronic infections such as tuberculosis, hepatitis B or human… CONTINUE READING

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