Rapid growth of Merkel cell carcinoma during etanercept treatment of psoriatic arthritis: cause or coincidence?

Acta Derm Venereol. 2011 May;91(3):354-5. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1038.
No abstract available

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / drug therapy*
  • Carcinoma, Merkel Cell / etiology*
  • Carcinoma, Merkel Cell / secondary
  • Carcinoma, Merkel Cell / surgery
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Etanercept
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin G / administration & dosage
  • Immunoglobulin G / adverse effects*
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / administration & dosage
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects*
  • Middle Aged
  • Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor / administration & dosage
  • Risk Factors
  • Skin Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / surgery
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor
  • Etanercept