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Tödliche Pneumonitis unter Basistherapie mit Methotrexat


Martos, V P; Vonlanthen, B (2012). Tödliche Pneumonitis unter Basistherapie mit Methotrexat. Zeitschrift für Rheumatologie, 71(1):75-77.

Abstract

We present the case of a 71 year old Swiss woman with a symptomatic rheumatic arthritis whose rheumatologist started a therapy with methotrexate. While the symptoms disappeared completely, the woman died about two months later suddenly. By then she got a cumulative dose of 160 mg. The forensic post-mortem examination showed a fibrosing alveolitis. If respiratory symptoms appear under methotrexat regimen therapy, immediate stopping the medication could be life-saving. In accordance to the chest x-ray a cortisone therapy can be established.

Abstract

We present the case of a 71 year old Swiss woman with a symptomatic rheumatic arthritis whose rheumatologist started a therapy with methotrexate. While the symptoms disappeared completely, the woman died about two months later suddenly. By then she got a cumulative dose of 160 mg. The forensic post-mortem examination showed a fibrosing alveolitis. If respiratory symptoms appear under methotrexat regimen therapy, immediate stopping the medication could be life-saving. In accordance to the chest x-ray a cortisone therapy can be established.

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Other titles:Fatal pneumonitis during low-dose methotrexate treatment
Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Legal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2012
Deposited On:20 Sep 2012 12:14
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:57
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0340-1855
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00393-011-0918-z
PubMed ID:22286358

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