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I have lupus, is it more likely that a bacterial infection become septic?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Steroids

If you are immunosuppressed with systemic steroids, Prednisone or biologics you will be more prone to infections and possible sepsis.
Treat any bacterial infetion early, to prevent complications.

In brief: Steroids

If you are immunosuppressed with systemic steroids, Prednisone or biologics you will be more prone to infections and possible sepsis.
Treat any bacterial infetion early, to prevent complications.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Depends on meds!

If you are on steroids and other immunosuppressants, the answer is yes.
If your lupus is active or flaring: yes. If your lupus is stable and you take plaquenyl, proably not!

In brief: Depends on meds!

If you are on steroids and other immunosuppressants, the answer is yes.
If your lupus is active or flaring: yes. If your lupus is stable and you take plaquenyl, proably not!
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