The Prevalence of Hypersensitivity Reactions to Antirheumatic Biological Agents and Results of the Skin Tests: Experience of a Tertiary Referral Allergy Center in Turkey


Dalgic C. , Zihni F. , Bulut G. , KOKULUDAĞ A. , SİN A. Z.

ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI, vol.18, no.3, pp.118-127, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.21911/aai.499
  • Title of Journal : ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-127

Abstract

Objective: The use of biological agents (BAs) has increased dramatically for inflammatory diseases and this increase has led to a rise in hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs). The symptoms and diagnostic tools for HSRs are not standardized. We aimed to analyze the prevalence of HSRs to anti-rheumatic BAs and to evaluate the usefulness of skin tests (STs) as a diagnostic tool.