Intra-articular glucocorticoid injections are often used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, either as bridging therapy or in periods with increased disease activity. We present a case of local skin depigmentation that occurred at the site of injection in a dark-skinned patient. Depigmentation is a rare complication of such therapy but may have important implications for dark-skinned patients.
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Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs
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Rogojan, C., Hetland, M.L. Depigmentation – a rare side effect to intra-articular glucocorticoid treatment. Clin Rheumatol 23, 373–375 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-004-0905-8
- Intra-articular corticosteroid injections
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Side effect