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Associations between selected immune-mediated diseases and tuberculosis: record-linkage studies.

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BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that there may be an association between some immune-mediated diseases and risk of tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: We analyzed a database of linked statistical records of hospital admissions and death certificates for the whole of England (1999 to 2011), and a similar database (the Oxford Record Linkage Study (ORLS)) for a region of southern England in an earlier period. Rate ratios for TB were determined, comparing immune-mediated disease cohorts with...

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10.1186/1741-7015-11-97

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University of Oxford
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BioMed Central Ltd. Publisher's website
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BMC medicine Journal website
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11
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1
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97
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1741-7015
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1741-7015
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uuid:a97fc8b7-6215-4aaa-b767-3709a4f70d0f
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394984
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