Prophylaxis for latent tuberculosis infection prior to anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy in low-risk elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A decision analysis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Isoniazid
  • Latent Tuberculosis
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha

abstract

  • Withholding prophylaxis prior to anti-TNF therapy may be reasonable for low-risk elderly RA patients with a TST finding of 5–9 mm, although the decision is sensitive to patient preferences. For patients age <61 years from a higher risk country, or with a TST finding >10 mm, prophylaxis is preferred.

publication date

  • November 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/acr.22063

PubMed ID

  • 23836530

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1722

end page

  • 31

volume

  • 65

number

  • 11