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Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Mar 7;6(4):ofz114. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz114. eCollection 2019 Apr.

Prevalence of Auto-antibodies in Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
2
Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.
3
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
4
Division of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada.
5
Division of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada.
6
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
7
University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Abstract

The relationship between pulmonary tuberculosis and auto-antibodies remains undefined. In a study of 75 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and 75 controls, the prevalence of auto-antibodies was assessed in a reference laboratory using a comprehensive panel with standardized methodology. No significant relationship was found between auto-antibody prevalence and pulmonary tuberculosis.

KEYWORDS:

auto-immunity; rheumatological conditions; tuberculosis

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