A Case of Methotrexate Intoxication Misdiagnosed as Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

Mehdi Fazlalipour, Vahid Baniasadi, Mohammad Hassan Pouriayevali, Tahmineh Jalali, Tahereh Mohammadi, Sanam Azad-Manjiri, Yasaman Jamshidi, Sara Azizizadeh, Motahareh Hosseini, Sahar Khakifirouz, Mostafa Salehi-Vaziri
2016 Journal of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases  
[No Abstract] Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is considered as the most important arboviral infection in Iran. Early diagnosis of CCHF is essential for preventing the spread of the infection and providing appropriate treatment to patients. Given that clinical symptoms of CCHF may overlap with other common infectious disease; differential diagnosis is a matter of great importance. In this report, we describe a case of rheumatoid arthritis intoxicated with methotrexate mimicking CCHF. This
more » ... observation suggests that non-infectious medical conditions such as drug toxicity should be considered as a possible differential diagnosis of CCHF.
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