Rheumatology International

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 277–278 | Cite as

Splenectomy increases the subsequent risk of systemic lupus erythematosus: a word of caution

  • Durga Prasanna MisraEmail author
  • Vikramraj K. Jain
  • Vir Singh Negi
Letter to the Editor - Editorial


Splenectomy Systemic lupus erythematosus Immune thrombocytopenic purpura Autoimmune hemolytic anemia Vaccination 


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Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical ImmunologyJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)PuducherryIndia

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