Anti-TNF therapy in patients with HBV infection—analysis of 87 patients with inflammatory arthritis

@article{Ye2013AntiTNFTI,
  title={Anti-TNF therapy in patients with HBV infection—analysis of 87 patients with inflammatory arthritis},
  author={Hua Ye and Xuewu Zhang and Rong Mu and Lin-kai Fang and Jie-ruo Gu and Jin Lin and Jin-feng Du and Jin-wei Chen and Yi-Jia Chen and Li-jun Wu and Xue-feng Pang and Zhan-guo Li},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={33},
  pages={119-123}
}
This study aims to investigate the incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) reactivation in inflammatory arthritis (IA) patients with HBV infection using anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents and evaluate the efficacy of antiviral therapy in reducing the risk of viral reactivation in chronic HBV infection. IA patients using anti-TNF agents from six centers were enrolled. Their HBV infection conditions and ALT and HBV-DNA levels were monitored periodically. Among the six chronic hepatitis B… CONTINUE READING

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