Infections of rheumatic diseases 4.29/5 (7)

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People with chronic rheumatic disease may be more susceptible to infections than others. It also applies to the "Opportunistic infections"Which usually does not occur without the immune system being impaired due to immunosuppressive drugs or illness.

  • The symptoms of infection are not always obvious in the beginning

Special attention is needed to detect infections in vulnerable people. Increased susceptibility to tropical diseases may also occur.


Increased susceptibility to rheumatic disease infection may be due to:

Primary Immune Defiency

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