Spontaneous Peritonitis And Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Importance of Accurate Diagnosis of Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections

Peter E. Lipsky, John A. Hardin, Lionel Schour, Paul H. Plotz

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Primary Gram-positive bacterial peritonitis developed in three patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). These cases suggest a possible association between these two entities. Furthermore, they emphasize the importance of accurate diagnosis when evaluating abdominal symptoms in patients with SLE.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)929-931
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jun 2 1975


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