Comparison of tuberculosis incidence in ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis during tumor necrosis factor inhibitor treatment in an intermediate burden area

@article{Kim2013ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of tuberculosis incidence in ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis during tumor necrosis factor inhibitor treatment in an intermediate burden area},
  author={Hye Won Kim and Jin Kyun Park and Ji-Ae Yang and Young Im Yoon and Eun Young Lee and Yeong Wook Song and Hang Rae Kim and Eun Bong Lee},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={33},
  pages={1307-1312}
}
Clinical characteristics of antitumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents-related tuberculosis (TB) in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are not well described. The aim was to compare the incidences and the characteristics of TB in AS and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) during TNF inhibitor treatment. AS (n = 1,322) and RA (n = 3,154) patients who received medical care… CONTINUE READING