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Table 5 Aspergillus disease in patients with other chronic inflammatory joint diseases: literature review

From: Sinus aspergilloma in rheumatoid arthritis before or during tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonist therapy

Type of Aspergillus disease Site Joint disease Other treatmenta TNFα antagonist Outcome Reference
Aspergilloma Lung Ankylosing spondylitis ? -- ? [43]
Aspergilloma Lung Ankylosing spondylitis Radiation therapy -- Recovery [44]
Aspergilloma Lung Ankylosing spondylitis ? -- Recovery [45]
Aspergilloma Lung Ankylosing spondylitis ? -- ? [46]
Aspergilloma (× 2) Lung Ankylosing spondylitis Radiation therapy -- Recovery, recurrence [47]
Aspergilloma + invasive aspergillosis Lung Ankylosing spondylitis ? -- Improvement [17]
Aspergilloma Lung Ankylosing spondylitis ? ? Recovery [48]
Aspergilloma Lung Ankylosing spondylitis ? -- Recovery [49]
Aspergillosis Frontal sinus, meningitis, encephalitis Chronic polyarthritis GC -- Recovery [50]
Invasive aspergillosis Lung Crohn's disease -- Infliximab Death [20]
Aspergillosis Intra-cranial Ankylosing spondylitis GC Etanercept Recovery [19]
  1. aIncluding glucocorticoid therapy (GC) and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.