Biological agents: investigation into leprosy and other infectious diseases before indication*

@inproceedings{Antonio2013BiologicalAI,
  title={Biological agents: investigation into leprosy and other infectious
diseases before indication*
},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Roberto Antonio and Rosa Maria Cordeiro Soubhia and V{\^a}nia Del Arco Paschoal and Carolina Forte Amarante and Ana Regina Franchi Tr{\'a}volo},
  booktitle={Anais brasileiros de dermatologia},
  year={2013}
}
Biological agents are widely used for various immune-mediated diseases, with remarkable effectiveness in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and Crohn's disease. However, attention needs to be drawn to the adverse effects of these therapies and the risk of reactivating underlying granulomatous infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy, syphilis, leishmaniasis, among others. The objective of this paper is to describe a case… CONTINUE READING
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