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Anti TNF alpha not used in? (AIIMS May 09)



A RA+ Hep B
B RA+ Hep C

C RA+HIV
D RA+ Pulmonary TB

Ans. D RA + Pulmonary TB

Anti TNF alpha drugs are:

a. Infliximab b. Golimumab c. Adalimumab d. Certolizumab e. Etanercept

These drugs are in the class of immunosuppressants.

Risks include:

i. Serious and sometimes fatal blood disorders

ii. Serious infections

iii. Lymphoma and solid tissue cancers

iv. Serious liver injury can occur

v. Reactivation of hepatitis B

vi. Reactivation of tuberculosis

vii. Lethal hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma

viii. Drug induced lupus

ix. Demyelinating central nervous system disorders

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