International Journal of Rheumatology / 2018 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Effect of Prednisone on Tuberculin Skin Test Reaction in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Table 2

Mean and median TST sizes in RA patients treated with prednisone and RA patients not treated with prednisone and controls.

TST size (mm)RA with prednisone therapy (n = 43)RA without prednisone therapy (n = 22)Controls (n = 195)P value

Mean ± SD5.3 ± 6.67.8 ± 6.27.6 ± 7.00.149
Range0, 28]0, 22]0, 27]

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