International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 7, July 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


A Case Study on the Correlation Between Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Tuberculosis
      Anusha Prasad, Dr Jayadevappa G
Abstract: The incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections among Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients is commonly observed due to the immunocompromised state of SLE patients [1]. 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 [2]. 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.

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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
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