Risk of septic arthritis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and the effect of anti-TNF therapy: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register

@inproceedings{Galloway2011RiskOS,
  title={Risk of septic arthritis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and the effect of anti-TNF therapy: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register},
  author={James B Galloway and Kimme L Hyrich and Louise Kate Mercer and William Gregory Dixon and Andrew P. Ustianowski and Matthew R Helbert and Kath D. Watson and Mark Lunt and Deborah P M Symmons},
  booktitle={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the risk of septic arthritis (SA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) therapy. METHODS Using data from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register, a prospective observational study, the authors compared the risk of SA between 11 881 anti-TNF-treated and 3673 non-biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (nbDMARD)-treated patients. RESULTS 199 patients had at least one episode of SA (anti-TNF: 179… CONTINUE READING
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