Cefuroxime-induced lupus


Uz E., Bavbek N., Turgut F., KANBAY M. , Kaya A., Akcay A.

JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.99, ss.1066-1067, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 99 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1066-1067

Özet

Drug-induced lupus erythematosus (DILE) is a syndrome that shares symptoms and laboratory characteristics with idiopathic systemic lupus erythematosus. Recognition of DILE is important because it usually reverts within a few weeks after stopping the offending drug. Antibiotics are uncommonly associated with DILE, and cefuroxime has never been incriminated as a cause. We present herein the first case of DILE induced by cefuroxime. Although this is the first report of cefuroxime-induced DILE, we should be aware of this occurrence.