J Rheum Dis.  2011 Sep;18(3):216-219. 10.4078/jrd.2011.18.3.216.

A Case of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis in a Patient with Psoriatic Arthritis Treated with Adalimumab

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  • 1Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic Univercity of Korea, Seoul, Korea. rmin6403@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Pulmonology, College of Medicine, The Catholic Univercity of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic Univercity of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Psoriatic arthritis is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory disease triggered and maintained by inflammatory mediators, including tumor necrosis factor-alpha. Although TNF-alpha antagonist is effective for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis, infections caused by tuberculosis or fungus have emerged as significant complications of therapy. We report a case of pulmonary cryptococcosis in a patient with psoriatic arthritis treated with adalimumab.

Keyword

Psoriatic arthritis; Pulmonary cryptococcus; Adalimumab

MeSH Terms

Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
Arthritis, Psoriatic
Cryptococcosis
Fungi
Humans
Tuberculosis
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
Adalimumab
Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
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