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Review: could Systemic lupus erythematosus cause Upper respiratory tract infection?

Summary: Upper respiratory tract infection could be caused by Systemic lupus erythematosus, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also have Osteoporosis, and take Plaquenil.

We study 5,175 people who have Systemic lupus erythematosus from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Upper respiratory tract infection. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (latest reports from 42,036 patients) are typically treated by Plaquenil, Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Cellcept, Imuran, Methotrexate.

Upper respiratory tract infection

Upper respiratory tract infection (latest reports from 122,118 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 5,168 people who have systemic lupus erythematosus are studied. Among them, 22 (0.43%) have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. They amount to 0.02% of all the 121,859 people who have Upper Respiratory Tract Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Upper respiratory tract infection in systemic lupus erythematosus reports

Gender of people who have systemic lupus erythematosus and experienced Upper respiratory tract infection * :

Upper respiratory tract infection90.70%9.30%

Age of people who have systemic lupus erythematosus and experienced Upper respiratory tract infection * :

Upper respiratory tract infection0.00%0.00%32.43%0.00%2.70%13.51%35.14%18.92%

Severity of the symptom * :


Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (10 people, 45.45%)
  2. Menopause (4 people, 18.18%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (3 people, 13.64%)
  4. Gastric disorder (3 people, 13.64%)
  5. Vasculitis (3 people, 13.64%)
  6. Arthropathy (2 people, 9.09%)
  7. Oxygen saturation decreased (2 people, 9.09%)
  8. Prostatomegaly (2 people, 9.09%)
  9. Angina pectoris (2 people, 9.09%)
  10. Cataract (2 people, 9.09%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Plaquenil (18 people, 81.82%)
  2. Mycophenolate mofetil (15 people, 68.18%)
  3. Prednisone (13 people, 59.09%)
  4. Azathioprine (12 people, 54.55%)
  5. Prednisolone (12 people, 54.55%)
  6. Norvasc (12 people, 54.55%)
  7. Fosamax (10 people, 45.45%)
  8. Zestril (9 people, 40.91%)
  9. Zometa (9 people, 40.91%)
  10. Aredia (9 people, 40.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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- Systemic lupus erythematosus (4,428 reports)


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