Bilateral septic knee arthritis after treatment of an ectopic pregnancy with methotrexate


KARAASLAN F., MERMERKAYA M. U. , YURDAKUL E., ŞİMŞEK TANIN Ö., VATANSEVER Ç.

International Medical Case Reports Journal, vol.8, pp.33-35, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/imcrj.s76249
  • Title of Journal : International Medical Case Reports Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-35
  • Keywords: bilateral septic arthritis, methotrexate, ectopic pregnancy, immunsupression

Abstract

We describe a case of bilateral septic knee arthritis that followed the administration of methotrexate for nonsurgical termination of an ectopic pregnancy. We believe that methotrexate is a relatively effective alternative to surgery in patients with early unruptured tubal pregnancies, but suggest that it be used with caution in view of possible septic events.