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Anti T-N-F Therapy Not Associated with Increased Risk of Developing Shingles in Patients with Autoimmune Inflammatory Diseases

The JAMA Report

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases are at increased risk for developing infections like shingles. Many of these patients take immunosuppressive drugs to treat the inflammation and pain associated with those diseases. A new study examined whether patients beginning anti-T-N-F therapy are at a higher risk for developing shingles infection. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.

Source: Association Between the Initiation of Anti–Tumor Necrosis Factor Therapy and the Risk of Herpes Zoster