Factors Affecting the Tuberculosis Risk in Patients Receiving Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Treatment


Borekci S., Atahan E., Yilmaz D. D. , Mazican N., Duman B., Ozguler Y., ...More

RESPIRATION, vol.90, no.3, pp.191-198, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000434684
  • Title of Journal : RESPIRATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-198

Abstract

Background: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha inhibitors are known to increase the risk of tuberculosis (TB). Objectives: To examine the factors associated with an increased risk of TB in patients receiving anti-TNF-alpha treatment (aTNF-alpha-T).