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Cervix Cancer in a Patient With Ankylosing Spondylitis Using Etanercept: A Case Report

Author(s): Pınar Doruk | Mehmet Adam | Berrin Leblebici

Journal: Türkiye Fiziksel Tip ve Rehabilitasyon Dergisi
ISSN 1302-0234

Volume: 58;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 162;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Ankylosing spondylitis | etanercept | cervix cancer

Tumor necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors (anti TNF-alpha) are agents that increasingly used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis resistant to classical disease-modifying treatment and they provide better functional outcome. However, these agents have serious side effects. Their safety has been questioned by several published reports of increased risk for malignancies. In this study, we present a patient with ankylosing spondylitis who developed cervix cancer after receiving anti TNF-alpha therapy for 19 months. Turk J Phys Med Re­hab 2012;58:162-4.
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