Etanercept-induced Wegener granulomatosis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis
Article first published online: 5 FEB 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 73–76, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Broshtilova, V., Iliev, E. and Gantcheva, M. (2013), Etanercept-induced Wegener granulomatosis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. Dermatologic Therapy, 26: 73–76. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2012.01538.x
- Issue published online: 5 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 5 FEB 2013
- Wegener's granulomatosis
A very rare case of etanercept-induced Wegener's granulomatosis in a patient with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis is reported. A thorough critical analysis on Wegener's granulomatosis pathogenetic mechanisms is done. The peculiarities of etanercept pharmacodynamic features are also presented together with some suggestions of possible induction pathways.