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Sabbagh SE, Neely J, Chow A
Risk factors associated with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in juvenile myositis in North America.
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in adult myositis patients; however, there are few studies examining PJP in juvenile myositis [juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (JIIM)]. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk factors and clinical phenotypes associated with PJP in JIIM. The investigators concluded that having PJP was associated with more immunosuppressive therapy, anti-MDA5 autoantibodies, Asian race and certain clinical features, including digital infarcts, cutaneous ulcerations and interstitial lung disease.
Citation: Sabbagh SE, Neely J, Chow A . Risk factors associated with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in juvenile myositis in North America. Rheumatology 2021 Feb;60(2):829-36. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa436..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Pneumonia, Respiratory Conditions, Risk