A 48-Year-Old South African Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Nodules

Matthew Koslow, Sami M. Bennji, Stephanie Griffith-Richards, Kareem Ahmad, Geoffrey B. Johnson, Jay H. Ryu, Steven D. Nathan, Brian W. Allwood

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Abstract

Case Presentation: We present the case of a 48-year-old South African woman with no smoking history, and seropositive rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed in 2001. She was treated with chloroquine (150 mg, 4 times per week) and methotrexate (30 mg weekly) with well-controlled symptoms until 2015, when she developed a disease flare. Her treatment regimen was changed to leflunomide (20 mg daily) monotherapy with subsequent symptom control. Biologic agents were not accessible because of cost constraints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e151-e155
JournalChest
Volume157
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Koslow, M., Bennji, S. M., Griffith-Richards, S., Ahmad, K., Johnson, G. B., Ryu, J. H., Nathan, S. D., & Allwood, B. W. (2020). A 48-Year-Old South African Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lung Nodules. Chest, 157(5), e151-e155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2019.10.052