Epidural abscess after epidural steroid injection in a patient on TNF-alpha inhibitors

Geeta Nagpal*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Biologic response modifiers have revolutionized the treatment of a number of chronic inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthropathies, psoriasis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitors have a targeted strategy for the treatment of systemic inflammation and improve patient symptoms and function. However, TNF-alpha has demonstrated importance in the protection against several pathogens, leaving patients on this therapy more prone to infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenging Cases and Complication Management in Pain Medicine
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages103-108
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783319600727
ISBN (Print)9783319600703
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Epidural abscess
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Infection
  • Tumor necrosis factor alpha

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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