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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine