Incidence and risk of hospitalisation due to shingles and chickenpox in patients with rheumatic diseases treated with TNF antagonists.

@article{GarcaDoval2010IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk of hospitalisation due to shingles and chickenpox in patients with rheumatic diseases treated with TNF antagonists.},
  author={I Garc{\'i}a-Doval and Beatriz P{\'e}rez-Zafrilla and M A Descalzo and Rosa Rosell{\'o} and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Hern{\'a}ndez and Juan J G{\'o}mez-Reino and Loreto Carmona},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 10},
  pages={1751-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence of hospitalisation due to varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in patients treated with tumour necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists for inflammatory rheumatic conditions and to compare it with the expected rate in the general population. METHODS Secondary data analysis was performed of two large databases: (1) the national registry of rheumatic diseases patients treated with biological agents (BIOBADASER); and (2) the national hospital discharge database… CONTINUE READING