Increased risk of tuberculosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Increased risk of tuberculosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Loreto Carmona and C{\'e}sar Hern{\'a}ndez-Garc{\'i}a and C. Fernandez Vadillo and Esperanza Pato and Alejandro Balsa and Isidoro Gonz{\'a}lez-{\'A}lvaro and Miguel Angel Belmonte and Xavier Tena and Raimon Sanmart{\'i}},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={30 7},
OBJECTIVE To quantify the risk of tuberculosis (TB) in an unselected sample of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to the risk in the general population. METHODS The incidence of TB in the general population of Spain was obtained from the National Network of Epidemiological Surveillance reports. The incidence of TB was ascertained from a cohort of 788 patients with RA selected randomly from the registries of 34 participating centers throughout Spain. A patient was considered a TB… CONTINUE READING


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