Postoperative pneumococcal cellulitis in systemic lupus erythematosus

Kathleen R. Page, Petros C. Karakousis, Joel N. Maslow

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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