Risk of Tuberculosis in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Nationwide Population-Based Study in Taiwan

@inproceedings{Hsin2015RiskOT,
  title={Risk of Tuberculosis in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Nationwide Population-Based Study in Taiwan},
  author={Yi-Chen Hsin and Lai-Zhen Zhuang and Kuo-Wei Yeh and Cheng-Wei Chang and J Horng and Jing-Long Huang and Terence M. Doherty},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine the risk of tuberculosis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in Taiwan. METHODS We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to conduct a nested case-control study. We identified a JIA cohort and matched each JIA child with non-JIA children for comparison. Methotrexate (MTX), tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor administration, and new tuberculosis cases were determined during our study period. To compare tuberculosis… CONTINUE READING
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