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CASE STUDY
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-36

Massive pulmonary embolism in rheumatoid patient treated with raloxifene: a case report


Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Rheumatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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Hala M Haider
Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Rheumatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/1110-161X.128134

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Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not generally considered a risk factor for venous thromboembolism. Case presentation A patient with RA and postmenopausal osteoporosis was reported with massive pulmonary embolism following treatment with raloxifene for 3 months. This patient met the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for RA diagnosis in 1988. She was controlled on regular disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARDs) for 4 years. Conclusion Pulmonary embolism in postmenopausal osteoporotic patient with RA could be due to raloxifene treatment rather than a complication of the disease itself.


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