LUPUS UK
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News re lupus & infections rates

I thought some of you would like to read this article:

Lupus: Hospitalizations for Infections Continue to Rise

Click medpagetoday.com/Rheumatolo... for the full story:

I hope the link works - if not, try going to medpagetoday.com.....MedPage Today...its PR blurb says it "provides physicians and 'expert patients' real-time coverage of breaking medical news and the top stories in health and medicine.". I've found MedPage Today quite good over several years...

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You do realise that infection is the biggest killer in lupus patients?

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makes sense!

what intrigues me, is how loathe the drs i encounter seem to be re discussing this significance of infection

how have you come to this conclusion: i am really truly seriously interested

i have googled the question (main causes of death in lupus patients) and infection does regularly hit the top 3

infection of various sorts has always (lifelong) been one of my biggest issues. so i research the subject and watch out for news flashes.

am v glad of your reply

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Well known..seen a few articles as to survival/mortality in Lupus patients. Morbid subject, I know..

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thanks. morbid is sobering, but important to face, seems to me anyway

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Acceptance? I agree though you shouldn't be worried sick.. :o)

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Absolutely!

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