The incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections among Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients is commonly observed due to the immunocompromised state of SLE patients . Recent studies show that a history of tuberculous infections play a key role in the induction and exacerbation of SLE in genetically susceptible hosts thus acting as an immunomodulatory agent . We report a case of a female patient with history of tuberculosis with an incidental diagnosis of SLE. The symptoms of SLE worsened after completing a six month course of Anti Tubercular Therapy (ATT) with standard drugs on par with RNTCP DOTS guidelines.
Anusha Prasad, Dr Jayadevappa G (2019); A Case Study on the Correlation Between Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Tuberculosis; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.07.2019.p9126