Pneumocystis Pneumonia

Lymphopenia and Steroids Increase the Risk of Pneumocystis Jiroveci in Systemic Rheumatic Diseases

It is well-known that patients with systemic autoimmune diseases are at risk for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) and although infrequent, it carries a high mortality. A new study shows lymphopenia and steroid use increases the risk of PJP.
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Prophylaxis prevents PCP in rheumatic disease patients

Prophylaxis for steroid-associated pneumonia is a winner in patients with rheumatic diseases.
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