Postoperative pneumococcal cellulitis in systemic lupus erythematosus

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This paper reports a case of nosocomial pneumococcal cellulitis that developed following a lymph-node biopsy in a woman being treated with high-dose intravenous corticosteroids for systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE). Her rapid and severe clinical deterioration was similar to that caused by group A streptococcus. The risk factors for the development of nosocomial pneumococcal cellulitis as a complication of SLE are reviewed and preventive measures discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-143
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

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Cellulitis
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Streptococcus
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Lymph Nodes
Biopsy

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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Postoperative pneumococcal cellulitis in systemic lupus erythematosus. / Page, Kathleen R; Karakousis, Petros; Maslow, Joel N.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2003, p. 141-143.

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