Methotrexate induced pericarditis and pericardial effusion in psoriatic patient

Palungwachira, P.; Palungwachira, P.; Laohathai, P.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 81(2): 141-145

1998


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 9529845
Document Number: 1078
We describe a 62-year-old woman with Psoriasis who presented as Methotrexate-induced pericarditis and pericardial effusion. Aspiration of the pericardium was required and the patient made a satisfactory recovery. At six months follow-up, she remained well, psoriasis plaques was controlled by topical crude coal tar and topical corticosteroid. These complications are extremely rare, but have been described as isolated phenomena associated with methotrexate therapy.

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Methotrexate induced pericarditis and pericardial effusion in psoriatic patient