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An event is serious (based on the ICH definition) when the patient outcome is:
* congenital anomaly
* other medically important event
A case report of five patients presented to Erlangen University Hospital, Germany between 2010 and 2014, described two women, aged 39−77 years, of whom, a 39-year-old woman developed Mycobacterium chelonae infection during immunosuppression therapy with prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis, which worsened during treatment with unspecified tumour necrosis factor blockers for granulomatous leukocytoclastic vasculitis, while a 77-year-old woman developed Mycobacterium chelonae infection during immunosuppression therapy with methotrexate and prednisone for giant-cell arteritis [not all routes stated; dosages and durations of treatments to reactions onsets not stated].
Patient 2: A 39-year-old woman, who had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis of the small joints of the hands and...
- Uslu U, et al. Skin and soft tissue infections caused by mycobacterium chelonae: More common than expected?. Acta Dermato-Venereologica 99: 889-893, No. 10, 2019. Available from: URL: http://doi.org/10.2340/00015555-3230 - Germany