Methotrexate therapy impacts on red cell distribution width and its predictive value for cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

@inproceedings{Held2018MethotrexateTI,
  title={Methotrexate therapy impacts on red cell distribution width and its predictive value for cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Julia Held and Birgit Mosheimer-Feistritzer and Johann Gruber and Erich Mur and Guenter Weiss},
  year={2018}
}
Background: Methotrexate (MTX) is well known to affect folic acid metabolism, so MTX treatment can result in alterations of mean corpuscular volume (MCV), which may impact on red cell distribution width (RDW), as MCV levels feed into RDW calculation. We thus questioned whether RDW levels and subsequently its diagnostic utility in RA subjects, as reported… CONTINUE READING