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Half of lupus rashes colonised by staph

In patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) about half of active cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions are highly colonised by S. aureus, a US study has found. The infiltration of S. aureus appears to be mediated by chronic exposure to interferons in the auto-inflammatory condition,  which cause barrier disruption and increase the adherence of the staph. Researchers at ...

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