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June 2020 Vol. 8 No.6

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 8(6) pp. 284-286, June, 2020 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3908639

Case Report

Etanercept Induced Bullous Pemphigoid Skin Lesion in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case Report


Abdulsatar J. Mathkhor1*, Jinan Q. Mohammed2 and Abdulnasser H. Abdullah3


1Rheumatologist. Rheumatology unit in Basra Teaching Hospital Basra. Iraq
2Dermatologist. Dermatology unit in Basra Teaching Hospital Basra. Iraq
3Rheumatologist, Rheumatology unit in Al sader Teaching Hospital, Basra. Iraq

*Corresponding author's E-mail: amathkhoor@yahoo.co.uk

Received: 04 June 2020  I  Accepted: 24 June 2020 I Published: 28 June 2020   I  Article ID: MRJMMS-20-098
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This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.




Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) is a proinflammatory cytokine produced predominantly by activated macrophages, and involved in the up-regulation of inflammatory reactions, and plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and some other autoimmune disorders. Since their introduction anti-TNF-α agents have been revolutionized the treatment of these disorders. However, some adverse events such as skin reaction, hypersensitivity, infection, reactivation of tuberculosis, and various autoimmune diseases can occur in patients using these agents. In this report, we present a female case who was diagnosed as bullous pemphigoid while receiving etanercept for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Keywords: Anti-tumor necrosis factoralpha, Bullous pemphigoid, Rheumatoid arthritis










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