International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Clarithromycin Treatment of Bacteremia Produced by Mycoplasmas in Patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Herrera-Saldívar Elizabeth, Bañuelos- Ramírez David, Gil-Juárez Constantino, José Antonio Rivera Tapia, Yáñez-Santos Jorge Antonio, Cedillo Ramírez Lilia

Microorganisms have been associated with the induction of autoimmune diseases. Mycoplasmas are able to produce chronic diseases and autoimmune response, there are previous reports of the presence of mycoplasmas in blood of patients with Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) so the main purpose of this study was to treat bacteremia produced by mycoplasmas in patients with antiphospholipid Syndrome or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Fifteen female patients with APS and twenty two patients with SLE who had bacteremia caused by mycoplasmas were treated with clarithromycin, mycoplasmas were eradicated from blood and patients showed a clinical improvement.

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