Session Type: ACR Poster Session B
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Results: Of the 2,013 hospitalized SLE patients; there were 59 cases of varicella zoster and 129 cases of herpes simplex. Of the 59 patients with VZV, 28 had complicated zoster infection. Of these cases, 12 patients had CNS zoster, 6 patients had ophthalmic zoster, and 10 patients had disseminated zoster. There was one death from disseminated zoster. Of the 129 HSV cases, one patient had HSV meningitis, 5 patients had ophthalmic HSV infection, 56 patients with oral and/or genital ulcers, and 67 patients had unspecified HSV infections as a discharge diagnosis. Based on these data the prevalence of varicella zoster in SLE was 2.93% and HSV was 6.41%; with a 9.34% overall prevalence of herpetic infections.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Kapoor T, Mahadeshwar P, Bhandari B, Li J, Bathon J, Nguyen S, Askanase AD. Herpetic Viruses in Lupus [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016; 68 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/herpetic-viruses-in-lupus/. Accessed February 22, 2020.
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