Low dose methotrexate has been used successfully to treat patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis. Methotrexate-induced pneumonitis occurs in about 1 to 5% of patients, although opportunistic infections have also been reported. We report a case of fatal pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in an otherwise healthy female patient treated with methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis and review the literature.
|Number of pages
|CPD Journal Acute Medicine
|Published - 2003
- Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine