Listeria infections associated with infliximab: case reports

  title={Listeria infections associated with infliximab: case reports},
  author={Thomas Kesteman and J Cyr Yombi and Jacques Gigi and Patrick Durez},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
Infliximab is a human-murine chimeric monoclonal antibody directed against tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα). Infliximab and other TNF blockers are used to treat inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). TNF blockers are suspected to play a key role in some infections. We report here two cases of Listeria monocytogenes sepsis associated with infliximab treatment for RA. The first patient developed a terminal ileitis and a bacteraemia after three doses of infliximab; the second RA… CONTINUE READING
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