Bilateral septic knee arthritis after treatment of an ectopic pregnancy with methotrexate

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Karaaslan F., Mermerkaya M. U., Yurdakul E., Tanin O.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CASE REPORTS JOURNAL, vol.8, pp.33-35, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


We describe a case of bilateral septic knee arthritis that followed the administration of methotrexate for nonsurgical termination of an ectopic pregnancy. We believe that methotrexate is a relatively effective alternative to surgery in patients with early unruptured tubal pregnancies, but suggest that it be used with caution in view of possible septic events.