Emergence of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in patients receiving tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists.

@article{Tubach2006EmergenceOL,
  title={Emergence of Legionella pneumophila pneumonia in patients receiving tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists.},
  author={Florence Tubach and Philppe Ravaud and D Salmon-Ceron and Nadine Petitpain and Olivier Brocq and Franck Grados and Jean Guillaume and Jacques Leport and Anne Roudaut and Elisabeth Solau-Gervais and Marc L{\'e}mann and Xavier Mariette and Olivier Lortholary},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={e95-100}
}
BACKGROUND Patients treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) antagonists have an increased risk of infection, but infection due to Legionella pneumophila has rarely been described in patients receiving such therapy. METHODS A registry involving 486 clinical departments in France was designed by a multidisciplinary group (Recherche Axée sur la Tolérance des Biothérapies [RATIO]) to collect data on opportunistic and severe infections occurring in patients treated with TNF-alpha… CONTINUE READING
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