Table 4

Serious infections

Age (years)SexDisease duration (years)TNF blocking agentDuration of anti-TNF (months)ComedicationInfection
62M27.4Adalimumab5PrednisoneSepsis (S aureus)
48F23.4Adalimumab8Infected hip prosthesis (S epidermidis)
63F7.1Adalimumab12PrednisoneSeptic arthritis knee (Salmonella spp)
38F11.3Adalimumab16Persisting subaxillary abscess
50F15.1Adalimumab35PrednisoneRecurrent pustulosis (S aureus)
49M9.3Adalimumab52PrednisonePulmonary TB
75F5.1Infliximab3Methotrexate, sulfasalazineUrosepsis with suspected bacterial discitis (E coli)
43M18.9Infliximab3Sulfasalazine, prednisonePerforated appendicitis
68F7.2Infliximab4PrednisoneInfected leg ulcer
53F9.5Infliximab4LeflunomidePersisting tooth abscess
64M12.5Infliximab8PrednisonePulmonary TB (deceased)
71F20.0Infliximab26Methotrexate prednisoneSeptic arthritis shoulder and hip (S aureus)