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Infections in Patients Receiving Subcutaneous Biological Treatments for Moderate to Severe Psoriasis

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      Risk of serious infection in biological treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

      Serious infections are a major concern for patients considering treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Evidence is inconsistent as to whether biological drugs are associated with an increased risk of serious infection compared with traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). We did a systematic review and meta-analysis of serious infections in patients treated with biological drugs compared with those treated with traditional DMARDs.

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        [1 ]HTA Unit, ESTAR Toscana, Regional Health Service, 50100 Florence, Italy
        [2 ]ESTAR Toscana, Regional Health Service, Via Guimaraes 9-11, 59100 Prato, Italy
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        2 September 2015
        2 September 2015
        September 2015
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