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Recommendations for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Taking Methotrexate

Purpose:

To monitor a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) receiving methotrexate using guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Immunology/Rheumatology
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

complications, prevention

ICD-10:

K71.9, M06.9

Description:

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) proposed guidelines for monitoring patients with rheumatoid arthritis being treated with methotrexate. These can help reduce the chances of liver toxicity.

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