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Pulmonary aspergillosis after treatment with infliximab in Still’s disease and a literature review of Still’s disease and pulmonary aspergillosis
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
3 Department of Medical Microbiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
Eur J Rheumatol ; : -
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2016.15081
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Key Words: Still’s disease, pulmonary aspergillosis, tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors, infliximab
Abstract

The use of anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF-α) agents has increased during the past decade in rheumatology practice. Opportunistic infections have been reported with anti-TNF-α agents in clinical trials and post-marketing usage. Aspergillus infection is a rare opportunistic infection that is associated with immunosuppression, and there are reported cases of pulmonary aspergillosis in various rheumatic diseases treated with anti-TNF-α agents. Here, we present the first case of pulmonary aspergillosis associated with infliximab treatment in a patient with Still’s disease. 

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