Adverse Drug Reactions in Rheumatology

  • Eleftherios Pelechas
  • Evripidis Kaltsonoudis
  • Paraskevi V. Voulgari
  • Alexandros A. Drosos


There is a high probability of developing adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in rheumatology. Corticosteroids (CS) as well as different classes of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are the commonest suspected drugs for variable ADRs. Even if these drugs are widely known for their efficacy on rheumatic diseases, it is necessary to know what to expect and how to treat a possible ADR. At this chapter we present some common but also some more seldom ADRs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleftherios Pelechas
    • 1
  • Evripidis Kaltsonoudis
    • 1
  • Paraskevi V. Voulgari
    • 1
  • Alexandros A. Drosos
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheumatology Clinic - Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of IoanninaIoanninaGreece

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