Hospitalizations for infections in primary Sjögren’s syndrome patients: a nationwide incidence study

Radjiv Goulabchand, Alain Makinson, Jacques Morel, Philine Witkowski-Durand-Viel, Nicolas Nagot, Paul Loubet, Camille Roubille, Danièle Noel, David Morquin, Kim Henry, Thibault Mura & Philippe Guilpain
Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) is an autoimmune disease with increased risk of infections. Here, we assessed whether pSS patients were at higher risk of hospitalization for community and opportunistic infections. We selected newly hospitalized pSS patients between 2011 and 2018, through a nationwide population-based retrospective study using the French Health insurance database. We compared the incidence of hospitalization for several types of infections (according to International Classification for Disease codes, ICD-10) between pSS patients and...
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