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Are people with autoimmune diseases susceptible to sepsis?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Sometimes
There are a number of uncommon immune disorders characterized by both reduced resistance to bacterial infections including overwhelming infections like sepsis and symptoms of autoimmune disease.
Anti-tnfa monoclonals used to treat autoimmune disorders may increase the risk of sepsis. Please discuss your particular problem with your primary care physician and your board-certified rheumatologist.

In brief: Sometimes
There are a number of uncommon immune disorders characterized by both reduced resistance to bacterial infections including overwhelming infections like sepsis and symptoms of autoimmune disease.
Anti-tnfa monoclonals used to treat autoimmune disorders may increase the risk of sepsis. Please discuss your particular problem with your primary care physician and your board-certified rheumatologist.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes
They are usually immunocompromised.

In brief: Yes
They are usually immunocompromised.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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