The increased risk of active tuberculosis disease in patients with dermatomyositis – a nationwide retrospective cohort study

@article{Wu2015TheIR,
  title={The increased risk of active tuberculosis disease in patients with dermatomyositis – a nationwide retrospective cohort study},
  author={Ping-Hsun Wu and Yi-Ting Lin and Yi-Hsin Yang and Yu-Chih Lin and Yi-Ching Lin},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={5}
}
The risk of active tuberculosis (TB) in patients with dermatomyositis (DM) is poorly understood. The cohort study aimed to investigate the association between DM and the risk of active TB disease. We conducted a population based study on 4,958 patients with newly diagnosed DM and 19,832 matched controls according to age, sex, and index date between 1998 and 2008. The hazard ratios (HRs) and cumulative incidences of active TB disease between DM patients and controls were analyzed. During the… 
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