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Revista Uruguaya de Medicina Interna

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GAUDIANO, Javier et al. Systemic autoimmune diseases and tuberculosis: a poor association. Rev. Urug. Med. Int. [online]. 2017, vol.2, n.1, pp.32-38. ISSN 2393-6797.

Autoimmune systemic diseases are characterized by the alteration of regulatory mechanisms of identification and tolerance of own cellular structures with the resulting production of autoantibodies and immune disorders. One of the most frequent complications related to the treatment of these diseases is the risk of infections, including tuberculosis, whose prevalence is increasing in our environment. We present three different clinical cases of ASD in which we observed as a complication the development of tuberculosis in two different topographies: meningoencephalic and pulmonary.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Autoimmune systemic diseases.

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