Unusual toxicities with TNF inhibition: Heart failure and drug-induced lupus

John J. Cush

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Serious and unexpected adverse events, such as heart failure and drug-induced lupus, have been reported in patients receiving TNF inhibitor therapy. These events generally are easily recognizable, although they cannot be predicted nor avoided, other than by drug avoidance altogether. Many patients have great benefit from anti-TNF therapies. Their intelligent use requires a firm understanding of these rare toxicities, so as to minimize the morbidity associated with their uncommon occurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S141-S147
JournalClinical and experimental rheumatology
Issue number5 SUPPL. 35
StatePublished - Oct 18 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Congestive heart failure
  • Drug-induced lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • TNF inhibitors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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