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 ...
Half of lupus rashes colonised by staph
By Michael Woodhead
12 Feb 2020