In patients exposed to TNF-alpha antagonists, tuberculosis can be pulmonary or extrapulmonary. The expression of pulmonary TB in such patients may differ from that in person unexposed to such drugs (PMID: 24365560). A search for LTBI prior to comencement of treatment is indicated using IGRA test (PMID 20810871)

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