[Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of latent and active tuberculosis in patients with inflammatory joint diseases treated with tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors].

@article{Fonseca2006RecommendationsFT,
  title={[Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of latent and active tuberculosis in patients with inflammatory joint diseases treated with tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors].},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Eurico Fonseca and Helena Lucas and Helena Canh{\~a}o and Raquel Duarte and Maria Jos{\'e} Santos and Miguel Villar and Augusto Manuel Rodrigues Faustino and Elena Raymundo},
  journal={Acta reumatologica portuguesa},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={237-45}
}
The Portuguese Society of Rheumatology (SPR) and the Portuguese Society of Pulmonology (SPP) have developed guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and active tuberculosis (AT) in patients with inflammatory joint diseases (IJD), namely rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, treated with tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) antagonists. Due to the high risk of tuberculosis (TB) in patients with IJD, LTBI and AT… CONTINUE READING