Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 , Vol 61 , Num 4
Lupus-like Syndrome Induced by Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor Treatment
İsmail CÖMERTOĞLU 1 ,Memet KURT 1 ,Ayşe PEYMAN YALÇIN 1
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey DOI : 10.5152/tftrd.2015.30111 Anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents have been successfully used in the treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases for more than 10 years. Although it is rare disease, a lupus-like syndrome may develop and life-threatening visceral involvement may be observed during treatment with anti-TNF drugs. Herein, we present a patient with ankylosing spondylitis who developed a lupus-like syndrome while undergoing treatment with infliximab. Keywords : Infliximab, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus-like syndrome