Successful treatment of leflunomide-induced acute pneumonitis with cholestyramine wash-out therapy.

@article{Wong2009SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of leflunomide-induced acute pneumonitis with cholestyramine wash-out therapy.},
  author={Sunny Wong and Celeste M Chu and Christopher H. Kan and Hui S Tsui and Woon Leung Ng},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={389-92}
}
Drug-induced acute pneumonitis is a rare but potentially fatal adverse drug reaction. A high index of suspicion is needed for early diagnosis as it mimics community acquired pneumonia and interstitial lung disease that can occur in rheumatoid arthritis. We report a 32-year-old Chinese lady who suffered from leflunomide-induced pneumonitis and improved… CONTINUE READING