Sunil Melath

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Patients with rheumatic disorders treated with TNF inhibitors are at increased risk of developing TB. There is no ‘gold-standard’ for the diagnosis of latent TB prior to initiation of biologic agents. We report our own experience of comparing two interferon gamma release assays (IGRAs) in screening for latent TB in a ‘high-risk’ TB area in patients with(More)
A 35-year-old Afro-Caribbean woman presented with dyspnoea, urticarial rash and myalgia 1 month after treatment for a community-acquired respiratory tract infection. Investigations revealed raised antisynthetase antibodies, lung fibrosis and an inflammatory myopathy. The patient was diagnosed with antisynthetase syndrome (ASS) and started on(More)
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