Pericarditis

A rare complication of methotrexate therapy

Tayyab Mohyuddin, Mazen Elyan, Irving Kushner

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Abstract

Serositis is a rare complication of methotrexate (MTX) administration. We report a 60-year-old man with rheumatoid arthritis who developed pericarditis after taking his weekly MTX dose, which recurred within hours after 2 subsequent weekly MTX doses. Pericarditis has not recurred after discontinuance of MTX over 3 years ago. We conclude that he had MTX-induced pericarditis, based on the close temporal relationship between MTX ingestion and manifestations of pericarditis on three distinct occasions because of the previous reports of MTX-induced pericarditis and because pericarditis has not recurred after MTX withdrawal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2157-2158
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Methotrexate
  • Pericarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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Pericarditis : A rare complication of methotrexate therapy. / Mohyuddin, Tayyab; Elyan, Mazen; Kushner, Irving.

In: Clinical Rheumatology, Vol. 26, No. 12, 12.2007, p. 2157-2158.

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Mohyuddin, T, Elyan, M & Kushner, I 2007, 'Pericarditis: A rare complication of methotrexate therapy', Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 26, no. 12, pp. 2157-2158. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-007-0630-1
Mohyuddin, Tayyab ; Elyan, Mazen ; Kushner, Irving. / Pericarditis : A rare complication of methotrexate therapy. In: Clinical Rheumatology. 2007 ; Vol. 26, No. 12. pp. 2157-2158.
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