Incidence of tuberculosis infection in psoriatic patients on anti-TNF therapy: report of a case series with 144 patients.

@article{SnchezMoya2011IncidenceOT,
  title={Incidence of tuberculosis infection in psoriatic patients on anti-TNF therapy: report of a case series with 144 patients.},
  author={Ana-Isabel S{\'a}nchez-Moya and E Daud{\'e}n},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2011},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={730-3}
}
BACKGROUND Worldwide clinical trials and post-marketing surveillance data have demonstrated an increased incidence of tuberculosis (TB) disease associated with antitumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents. The majority of these cases are presumed to result from a reactivation of latent disease, while the rate of new infections is unknown. A study was performed to evaluate th incidence of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in psoriatic patients screened for biological therapy in a high… CONTINUE READING

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