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. , ...Daha Fazla

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, cilt.111, ss.498-501, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 111 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.498-501

Özet

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).