Clinical use of anti-TNF therapy and increased risk of infections

  title={Clinical use of anti-TNF therapy and increased risk of infections},
  author={Tauseef Ali and Sindhu Kaitha and Sultan Mahmood and Abdul Ftesi and Jordan M. Stone and Michael S. Bronze},
  booktitle={Drug, healthcare and patient safety},
Biologics such as antitumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) drugs have emerged as important agents in the treatment of many chronic inflammatory diseases, especially in cases refractory to conventional treatment modalities. However, opportunistic infections have become a major safety concern in patients on anti-TNF therapy, and physicians who utilize these agents must understand the increased risks of infection. A literature review of the published data on the risk of bacterial, viral, fungal, and… CONTINUE READING

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