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Clin Rheumatol. 2018 Mar;37(3):837-847. doi: 10.1007/s10067-017-3855-7. Epub 2017 Oct 3.

Non-tuberculous mycobacterium bacteraemia in a pregnant systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patient: a case review and pooled case analysis.

Author information

1
Department of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. syahrul.sazliyana.shaharir@ppukm.ukm.edu.my.
2
Department of Medicine, University Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Malaysia.
3
Department of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
4
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are recognized as an important cause of human diseases and infections. It is commonly known to cause infections of the skin, soft tissue infections, and pulmonary infection as well as bacteraemia. We report a challenging case of severe mycobacterium abscessus bacteraemia in a pregnant lady with active systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). A comprehensive literature review of NTM infection among SLE patients was also performed, and pooled analysis of the reported cases, including our case, was done to determine the clinical characteristics and factors associated with poor outcome of NTM infection.

KEYWORDS:

Bacteraemia; Non-tuberculous; Systemic lupus erythematosus

PMID:
28971307
DOI:
10.1007/s10067-017-3855-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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