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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 4 ( October, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Acute methotrexate toxicity presenting as multiorgan failure and acute pneumonitis: A rare case report

Ratender K. Singh, Saurabh Saigal

Keywords : Folinic acid, methotrexate, pneumonitis

Citation Information : Singh RK, Saigal S. Acute methotrexate toxicity presenting as multiorgan failure and acute pneumonitis: A rare case report. Indian J Crit Care Med 2012; 16 (4):225-227.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.106509

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Acute methotrexate toxicity rarely presents as medical emergency in form of multiorgan failure. Acute pneumonitis following low-dose methotrexate is rarely reported in literature. It is important to recognize this, as the drug must be discontinued immediately and rescue measures in form of folinic acid and hydration instituted promptly.


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