Endogenous endophthalmitis in a rheumatoid patient on tumor necrosis factor alpha blocker

Agarwal, Pankaj Kumar; Gallaghar, Mick; Murphy, Elizabeth; Virdi, Meena
May 2007
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;May2007, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p230
Academic Journal
journal article
The development of anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapies is a milestone in the therapy of rheumatic diseases. It is of concern whether all potential undesired complications of therapy have been evaluated within clinical trials which have led to treatment approval. Specialists prescribing TNF blockers should be aware of the unusual and severe complications that can occur. We describe a case of endogenous endophthalmitis in a rheumatoid patient on TNF alpha blocker.


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