Table 2

Patients tested with serology: chronic conditions and corticosteroids therapy
Year Chronic condition Corticosteroids Serology Ref.
1991 polychondritis Yes positive [89]
1994 COPD Yes positive [57]
1996 HIV No negative [165]
2001 none Yes positive [166]
2004 bronchogenic carcinoma Yes positive [160]
2004 none Yes positive [183]
2005 multiple myeloma Yes positive [72]
2005 multiple myeloma Yes positive [204]
2005 nephrotic syndrome No positive [204]
2007 nephrotic syndrome Yes positive [139]
2008 none Yes positive [144]
2008 asthma Yes positive [101]
2009 heart transplant Yes negative [145]
2009 lung transplant Yes positive [92]
2010 dermatomyositis Yes negative [100]
2011 renal transplant Yes negative [60]

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