Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in systemic lupus erythematosus from southern Taiwan.

@article{Weng2013PneumocystisJP,
  title={Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in systemic lupus erythematosus from southern Taiwan.},
  author={C. J. Weng and M G Liu and Meng-Yu Weng and N A Lee and Ming-Chang Wang and Wei-Chieh Lin and C Y Ou and W. -W. Lai and Shiang-Chin Hsu and S. -L. Chao and T Chung and Chung-Ta Lee and C. -S. Shieh and Jiu-yao Wang and C R Wang},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={252-8}
}
BACKGROUND Opportunistic infection has been documented in systemic lupus erythematosus with special attention paid to Pneumocystis jirovecii because of the significant morbidity and high mortality. OBJECTIVES The limited large-scale investigations covering P. jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) in systemic lupus erythematosus following biologics or immunosuppressants therapy prompted us to perform this study in southern Taiwan. METHODS A retrospective study was completed in 858 hospitalized lupus… CONTINUE READING