Disseminated tuberculosis complicating anti-TNF-alpha treatment (Journal article)

Dimakou, K./ Papaioannides, D./ Latsi, P./ Katsimboula, S./ Korantzopoulos, P./ Orphanidou, D.

An unusually large number of cases of tuberculosis, often of miliary or disseminated form, have been reported in patients receiving infliximab therapy for rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn's disease. We describe a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who was treated with infliximab and became systemically ill with Mycobacterium tuberculosis-disseminated infection. Patients who are candidates for treatment with tumour necrosis factor-alfa inhibitors should be evaluated for the presence of latent or active
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Antibodies, Monoclonal/*contraindications,Antirheumatic Agents/*contraindications,Arthritis, Rheumatoid/*drug therapy,Female,Humans,Middle Aged,Opportunistic Infections/*complications/radiography,Tomography, X-Ray Computed,Tuberculosis, Miliary/*complications/radiography,Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/*complications/radiography,Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/*antagonists & inhibitors
URI: https://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/22429
ISSN: 1368-5031
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15605672
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