Exposure of a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus, under immunosuppression therapy, to human immunodeficiency virus by accidental needlestick contamination

Autores

  • Ana Vanderley Oliveira 1Rheumatology Division, Hospital Universitário de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
  • Licia M da Mota 1Rheumatology Division, Hospital Universitário de Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
  • Jozélio Freire Carvalho Instituto de Ciencias da Saude da Universidade Federal da Bahia
  • Danilo Barral de Araujo 2Institute for Health Science, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brasil
  • Leopoldo Luiz Santos-Neto 3Internal Medicine Division, Hospital Universitário e Brasília, Brasília, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.9771/cmbio.v17i2.23528

Palavras-chave:

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. HIV. Needlestick Injuries. Immunosuppressant. Anti-HIV Agents.

Resumo

Introduction: Systemic lupus erythematosus and infection by the human immunodeficiency virus are diseases that affect the immune system. There are few reported cases of the concomitance of both pathologies. Objective: To describe a clinical case of lupus who had a needlestick injury and had also HIV exposure. Method: Case report description. Results: A patient with lupus had a needlestick injury from an HIV positive patient. This person had several intolerances or side effects to retroviral prophylaxis, lupus flare was also observed; however, in the end of 24 weeks his serology was negative and viral load was also undetectable. Conclusion: This is the first case report of a patient diagnosed with SLE, using an immunosuppressive, exposed to HIV through a needlestick accident while working

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Biografia do Autor

Jozélio Freire Carvalho, Instituto de Ciencias da Saude da Universidade Federal da Bahia

Médico Reumatologista na Centro Médico do Hospital Aliança, Livre Docente pela Universidade de São Paulo

Professro Adjunto (Visitante) do Instituto de Ciencias da Saude da Universidade Federal da Bahia

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Publicado

2018-11-27

Como Citar

Oliveira, A. V., da Mota, L. M., Carvalho, J. F., Araujo, D. B. de, & Santos-Neto, L. L. (2018). Exposure of a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus, under immunosuppression therapy, to human immunodeficiency virus by accidental needlestick contamination. Revista De Ciências Médicas E Biológicas, 17(2), 272–274. https://doi.org/10.9771/cmbio.v17i2.23528

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