An evaluation of the tuberculin skin test for anti TNF alpha prophylaxis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis


KARKUCAK M. , Capkin E. , Ozsu S. S. , Nuhoglu I. , EROL M., Yilmaz G. , ...More

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.111, no.9, pp.498-501, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.498-501

Abstract

Aim: The tuberculin skin test (TST) has recently been proposed as a screening procedure for latent TB prior to anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha therapy. Our aim was to evaluate TST levels in patients receiving anti TNF alpha due to ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).