Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University

: 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-

Monkeypox and lupus

Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip1, Pathum Sookaromdee1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria; Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Pathum Sookaromdee
Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Monkeypox and lupus.J Datta Meghe Inst Med Sci Univ 2022;17:1-1

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Mungmunpuntipantip R, Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Monkeypox and lupus. J Datta Meghe Inst Med Sci Univ [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 18 ];17:1-1
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New zoonotic pox diseases have emerged in addition to the well-known pox infections, posing a global danger.[1] Monkeypox is a very unusual form of pox that has resurfaced due to zoonosis.[1] By 2022, monkeypox had spread across Europe and North America, creating a serious public health threat.[2] Monkeypox is an uncommon form of little-mentioned pox that has reappeared due to zoonosis. Human-to-human transmission is being researched right now.[1] As the number of reported cases in various countries rises, the global medical community is concerned, and careful planning to coincide with a potential monkeypox outbreak is critical. To guarantee that the illness is adequately managed, it requires urgent attention to collect new data regarding the disease.

Medical worries have been reignited as a result of the new outbreak. In transplantation medicine, the clinical relationship between infection and transplant recipient is rarely highlighted. Only one case of monkeypox in a lupus patient has been documented to our knowledge. One male instance with underlying lupus nephritis was recently published among 34 cases.[3] The clinical appearance in this case is typical, with a fever and a skin rash, and the patient recovers completely.[3] There are no signs that the situation is becoming any worse. However, as previously said, the quantity of information available on lupus patients is extremely restricted. Because the change of white blood immune cells, lymphocytes, and platelets is a common symptom of monkeypox, it has the potential to worsen an aberrant situation in a monkeypox patient with underlying lupus. The link between monkeypox and lupus is now under investigation.

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