Lymphoma developing in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis taking methotrexate
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We report one case of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a patient, with a 30-year history of rheumatoid arthritis, taking low dose methotrexate weekly over a 10-month period. The mild immunosuppression that occurs with methotrexate therapy probably places patients with rheumatoid arthritis at added risk of developing lymphoproliferative diseases, but coincidence cannot be excluded.
Key wordsLymphoma Methotrexate Rheumatoid Arthritis