Development of sarcoidosis in etanercept-treated rheumatoid arthritis patients

  title={Development of sarcoidosis in etanercept-treated rheumatoid arthritis patients},
  author={Kilian Verschueren and Els Van Essche and Patrick C P M Verschueren and Veerle Taelman and Ren{\'e} Westhovens},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
We report two rheumatoid arthritis patients developing sarcoidosis possibly induced by etanercept. Both women, aged 46 and 53, had erosive, rheumatoid-factor-positive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) for 7 and 6 years, respectively. The eldest had received infliximab for over a year with good response, which was stopped because of a perfusion reaction. She developed a cough and dyspnea after 6 months of etanercept treatment. The other developed erythema nodosum and a plaque lesion on the right arm… CONTINUE READING


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