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Dermatol Ther. 2013 Jan-Feb;26(1):73-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2012.01538.x.

Etanercept-induced Wegener granulomatosis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Faculty of Medicine, Sofia Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.


A very rare case of etanercept-induced Wegener's granulomatosis in a patient with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis is reported. A thorough critical analysis on Wegener's granulomatosis pathogenetic mechanisms is done. The peculiarities of etanercept pharmacodynamic features are also presented together with some suggestions of possible induction pathways.

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