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Are patients with rheumatoid arthritis still at an increased risk of tuberculosis and what is the role of biological treatments?
  1. Elizabeth V Arkema1,
  2. Jerker Jonsson2,3,
  3. Eva Baecklund4,
  4. Judith Bruchfeld3,
  5. Nils Feltelius5,6,
  6. Johan Askling1,6
  7. on behalf of the ARTIS Study Group
  1. 1Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  2. 2Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden
  3. 3Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  4. 4Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  5. 5Medical Products Agency, Uppsala, Sweden
  6. 6Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elizabeth V Arkema, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, T2, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm 17176, Sweden; Elizabeth.Arkema{at}ki.se

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