Characteristics Predicting Tuberculosis Risk under Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Inhibitors: Report from a Large Multicenter Cohort with High Background Prevalence


Kisacik B., Pamuk O. N. , Onat A. M. , Erer S. B. , Hatemi G., Ozguler Y., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.43, ss.524-529, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3899/jrheum.150177
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.524-529

Özet

Objective. Screening strategies for latent tuberculosis (TB) before starting tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitors have decreased the prevalence of TB among patients who are treated with these agents. However, despite vigilant screening, TB continues to be an important problem, especially in parts of the world with a high background TB prevalence. The aim of this study was to determine the factors related to TB among a large multicenter cohort of patients who were treated with anti-TNF.