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Risk of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with hepatitis C virus infection receiving interferon-based therapy: a retrospective cohort study using the Taiwanese national claims database

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  • Chien-Hsueh Tung Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi, Taiwan School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Ning-Sheng Lai Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi, Taiwan School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Chung-Yi Li Department and Graduate Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan Department of Public Health, College of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Shiang-Jiun Tsai Department of Medical Research, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi, Taiwan PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Yen-Chun Chen Division of Hepato-Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi, Taiwan PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Yi-Chun Chen School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Chiayi, Taiwan PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yi-Chun Chen; chenyichun0320{at}yahoo.com.tw
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Tung C, Lai N, Li C, et al
Risk of rheumatoid arthritis in patients with hepatitis C virus infection receiving interferon-based therapy: a retrospective cohort study using the Taiwanese national claims database

Publication history

  • Received January 16, 2018
  • Revised June 5, 2018
  • Accepted June 25, 2018
  • First published July 23, 2018.
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July 23, 2018

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