Leishmaniasis, Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease, and Anti–Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy, Europe
Published Date:Jun 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(6):956-959.
Tumor Necrosis Factor
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
Description:We report 2 cases of leishmaniasis in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases in Greece. To assess trends in leishmaniasis reporting in this patient population, we searched the literature for similar reports from Europe. Reports increased during 2004-2008, especially for patients treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents.
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