A case report of hepatitis B carriage in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis improving following infliximab treatment and a review of the literature


ÇAPKIN E. , KARKUCAK M. , Yilmaz G., AYDIN K., TOSUN M.

JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, vol.20, pp.123-125, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/bmr-2007-202-310
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-125

Abstract

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a systemic, chronic and inflammatory disease of uncertain etiology particularly affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints. At present, biological agents are used in cases resistant to treatment. However, there are safety problems regarding the use of these agents in patients with chronic viral hepatitis. We report a case monitored with a diagnosis of AS whose inactive HBV (hepatitis B virus) carrier state improved with antitumor necrosis factor-alpha (anti-TNF) treatment (infliximab).