Associations between selected immune-mediated diseases and tuberculosis: record-linkage studies

@inproceedings{Ramagopalan2013AssociationsBS,
  title={Associations between selected immune-mediated diseases and tuberculosis: record-linkage studies},
  author={Sreeram V Ramagopalan and Raph Goldacre and Andrew P. Skingsley and Chris Conlon and Michael J. Goldacre},
  booktitle={BMC Medicine},
  year={2013}
}
  • Sreeram V Ramagopalan, Raph Goldacre, +2 authors Michael J. Goldacre
  • Published in BMC Medicine 2013
  • Medicine
  • BackgroundPrevious studies have suggested that there may be an association between some immune-mediated diseases and risk of tuberculosis (TB).MethodsWe analyzed a database of linked statistical records of hospital admissions and death certificates for the whole of England (1999 to 2011), and a similar database (the Oxford Record Linkage Study (ORLS)) for a region of southern England in an earlier period. Rate ratios for TB were determined, comparing immune-mediated disease cohorts with… CONTINUE READING

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