Fatal pneumocystis carinii in an adolescent with systemic lupus erythematosus

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Abstract

We report the case of a 16-year-old female who developed pulmonary infection due to Pneumocystis carinii within 3 months of the clinical diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Steroid therapy doses never exceeded Prednisone 40 mg/day, and no cytotoxic drugs were used. The case presents several unique aspects of importance to clinicians caring for adolescents with SLE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)570-572
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health Care
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1989

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Pneumocystis carinii
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Prednisone
Steroids
Lung
Infection
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Pneumocystis carinii Systemic lupus erythematosus Immunosuppression Opportunistic infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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